After garnering a fantastic response whilst competing
at the International Critics Week at the prestigious
Cannes Film Festival recently, Vasan Bala's Peddlers,
starring Gulshan Deviah, Siddharth Menon, Kriti Malhotra
and Nimrat Kaur, is all set to screen at the Toronto
International Film Festival (TIFF) this year.
film has been programmed for the City-to-City section
with an aim to bring global cities to Toronto audiences
where the focus will be on Mumbai this year.
by Guneet Monga and Anurag Kashyap, Peddlers has definitely
been creating an impact with the buzz around it in India
and in the international festival circuits. Speaking
about the film, Guneet Monga said, "TIFF is among
world's top movie events, and is a gateway for international
films into the North American region. We are very proud
and honored to have not one, but four of our films including
Peddlers at the festival this year. Eros International
saw the potential in the film the moment they saw it
and decided to back it up."
Peddlers is Vasan Bala's directorial debut. Prior
to Peddlers, Bala assisted Kashyap on Dev D, That
Girl In Yellow Boots among others and partnered with
him as the associate director of Michael Winterbottom's
Trishna that was filmed in India.
about his first film, Bala said, "It's great
that the film has been selected at Toronto after Cannes.
Since the French press sighted a very American independent
influence on the film, I am quite curious how it will
be received here."