Palador acquires Scorsese's Rolling Stones' film Shine a Light

MUMBAI: Palador Pictures Pvt Ltd has acquired Martin Scorsese-directed documentary film on Rolling Stones Shine a Light.The film, which opened at the Berlin International Film Festival on 7 February, is slated for an April release in the US and will also see an Indian theatrical release.

The film focuses on two concerts of the band in 2006. Besides extensive coverage of this concert, the documentary also features historical footage, interviews and behind-the-scenes footages from the four decades of the band‘s existence, including footage from Bill Clinton‘s birthday party in which the band played.

Palador Pictures MD and Founder Gautam Shiknis said, "We are constantly striving to add new and great quality content to our repertoire of 1000 films. Shine a Light combines two masters in two respective genres, the Rolling Stones in music and Martin Scorsese in movies. We want to expose lovers of both music and cinema in this country to this lethal combination."

Palador Pictures co-founder and Joint MD, Mohan Polamar added, "Musical documentary has not garnered mass appeal or the detailed attention of the entertainment industry. However, there is a huge audience for the same. We are sure music lovers will lap up this opportunity and go to see the movie in hordes. We also want to show the strength of this genre in this country by doing some interesting events to promote the film."

The film will be theatrically released in India with 50 prints across the country. Palador also has plans to screen the film, combined with live gigs performed by local bands across the country in exclusive clubs.

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