NFDC to release 'Via Darjeeling' on 27 June

MUMBAI: The National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC) is set to release Arindam Nandy’s Via Darjeeling on 27 June this year. The film will be distributed by PVR pan India.

Via Darjeeling, a co-production between NFDC and Moxie Entertainment, stars Kay Kay Menon, Parvin Dabas, Sonali Kulkarni, Vinay Pathak, Rajat Kapoor, Sandhya Mridul and Simone Singh. The film revolves around the age-old Bengali tradition of adda - where friends gather to exchange stories and gossip over drinks and dinner.

Via Darjeeling has a very strong and interesting storyline. The concept of the film was very intriguing and stars several talented actors. Keeping in mind the repertoire of our previous films we thought Via Darjeeling had all the ingredients to be part of NFDC. I hope the film does well and encourages more young and talented filmmakers to make good and meaningful cinema,” said NFDC managing director Nina Lath Gupta.

Earlier this year, NFDC had announced that it would be releasing four films this fiscal that include The White Elephant, Lucky Red Seeds and Bioscope. While The White Elephant and Lucky Red Seeds are co-productions with NDTV Imagine and Mirchi Movies respectively, Bioscope is a solo production film from the NFDC stable.

Also, NFDC, which aims to promote the “Cinemas of India”, has been allocated a sum of Rs 300 million for five years by the Information & Broadcasting ministry for film production and promotion of new talent.

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