NEW DELHI: ‘Katiyabaaz’, a documentary by Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar which has already won several awards in India and overseas, is being released in around 45 screens on 22 August.
The film is being presented by Phantom Films owned by Vikramaditya Motwane, Anurag Kashyap, Madhu Mantena and Vikas Bahl.
It will initially be released in 15 cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Pune, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Indore, Kanpur, Chandigarh and Jaipur.
The film revolves around Loha Singh, a nimble young electrician who provides Robin Hood style services to the poor in a city with 15-hour power cuts. But he has to face the first female chief of the electricity supply company who is on a mission to dismantle the illegal connections for good.
‘Katiyabaaz’ won the 61st National Award for Best Investigative Film. It has been shown at several international film festivals including Berlinale, Tribeca and CPH:DOX.
It won the Jury award at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles early this year and the Best Film (Golden Gateway award) in the India Gold Category at the Mumbai Film Festival last year.