Ajay Devgn’s international production ‘Parched’ to premiere at TIFF

MUMBAI: Ajay Devgn’s first international production Parched is all set to have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2015.


Devgn will also be visiting Toronto to attend the world premiere of the movie.


Produced by Devgn under his USA based venture Shivalaya Entertainment, in association with Blue Waters Motion Picture, Airan Consultants, Parched is written by Leena Yadav and Supratik Sen. It is directed by Leena Yadav and stars Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte, Surveen Chawla, Adil Hussain, Lehar Khan, Riddhi Sen, Mahesh Balraj and Chandan Anand.


Parched essays the story of four ordinary women in a rural Indian village, who begin to throw off the traditions that hold them in servitude in an inspirational drama.


Devgn says, “Parched is about the small battles that women must fight to win the big war. Films like Parched need to be made, seen, and discussed. Then maybe along the way we can correct some of the many wrongs that women have suffered since eternity. It's gonna be the first time for me because usually I stay away from the glitz and madness of any film awards and events. I'm excited to attend TIFF because it celebrates world cinema. Where best of the world talent meet, greet and appreciate each other. We always had the belief in Leena's vision as a writer & director. It's very heart warming for me to see my support finally getting the appreciation it deserves.”


Parched is an international co-production between India, UK & USA. The crew boasts of Academy Award-winning cinematographer Russell Carpenter, ASC, Academy Award nominated film editor Kevin Tent, ACE, music composer Hitesh Sonik, three time Academy award and BAFTA winning sound designer Paul N.J. Ottosson, Emmy winner music editor Richard Ford and top notch technical support from Technicolor creative services, Hollywood and Sony Pictures Entertainment, Los Angeles. Parched is represented by Canada based Seville International for world sales right.

Latest Reads
Box Office: A disastrous week for film exhibitors

It has been another disastrous week at the cinema halls and the wait is now on for Diwali week releases. All the releases failed to find audiences and faced the no-audience-no-show situation. The films released a week earlier were faced with the similar fate as well.

Movies Hindi
Govt says 'no mushkil' to 'Ae Dil' even as Pak industry supports Indian content ban

NEW DELHI: Although Indian is almost completely banned in Pakistan now courtesy PEMRA, in India, it became a Catch-22: give in or give up. But, ultimately Karan Johar managed to get an assurance that ‘Ae Dil hai Mushkil’ would be released as scheduled on 28 October, after the Maharashtra chief...

Movies Hindi
Sony Pictures signs three-film deal with international producers

MUMBAI: Sony Pictures International Productions (SPIP) has inked a deal with Mexico and Los Angeles-based producers Eduardo Cisneros and Jason Shuman. With this multi-picture development, the producers will write and produce three new feature films with the studio.

Movies Hollywood
31st October: Genuine effort wasted

Rather late in the day, 31stOctober is a film about the Sikh genocide of 1984 in Delhi in the aftermath of assassination of the then prime minister of India Indira Gandhi. She was killed by her security guards, who happened to be Sikh. That assassination, again, is attributed to the anger of the...

Movies Hindi
TV premiere of Daniel Craig's 'Spectre' on 23 October

Movies Now is all geared up to air the television premiere of the Daniel Craig starrer James Bond movie Spectre. With Diwali round the corner, the movie will hit the TV screens on 23 October at 1 pm and a repeat telecast at 9 pm.

Movies Hollywood
Jio MAMI: Royal Stag Barrel joins Star to promote short films

The Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival with Star has managed to involve Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films to provide a platform within the short films category.

Movies Hindi
India against obstructing Fawad film; Maharashtra assures 'protection'

Even as PEMRA's ban on Indian content looms, the Indian Government has made it clear that it will not create any impediment for the release of producer-director Karan Johar’s 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ starring popular Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, among others.

Movies Hindi
'Thithi' to open Dharmashala fest; to screen 45 features and shorts

A total of 45 features and shorts are to screened at the fifth Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) to be held from 3 to 6 November.

Movies Hindi
New films: The business of a few lakhs

The dull pre-Diwali period has taken its toll. The films released recently as well as last Friday have fallen like nine pins. Some of these have been forced to commit hara-kiri as they would not be able to get playtime at the cinemas in peak period when the flow of star cast films is regular. The...

Movies Hindi

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories