‘Agra,’ ‘Joram,’ ‘Sultana’s Dream’ Selected for India’s Film Bazaar

“Agra” by Kanu Behl (Cannes choice “Titli,” Clermont-Ferrand winner “Binnu Ka Sapna”), “Joram” by Devashish Makhija (Rotterdam choice “Ajji,” Busan choice “Bhonsle”) and “Sultana’s Dream” by Isabel Herguera (San Sebastian choice “Kalebegiak”) are among the many alternatives at India’s Movie Bazaar Recommends (FBR) strand.

The strand is part of Movie Bazaar, the South Asia movie venture market operated by India’s Nationwide Movie Growth Company. The FBR alternatives, comprising 20 options, two mid-length movies and eight shorts are chosen from 247 movies out there’s Viewing Room that presents movies from India and South Asia, that are not too long ago accomplished or nonetheless in post-production. The movies can be found for movie competition choice, world gross sales, distribution companions or ending funds. All of the alternatives are awaiting their world premieres.

The 30 chosen movies can have the chance to pitch to Bazaar delegates through the market.

The Bazaar has additionally chosen 5 initiatives for its Work-In-Progress Lab, which supplies the chosen filmmakers a chance to display screen the tough lower of their movies to a panel of worldwide advisors, which embody a movie competition director, a movie critic, producers and editors and obtain complete one-on-one suggestions with the intention of serving to the filmmaker obtain an completed last lower of the movie.

Movies from current labs have gone on to win acclaim globally. They embody Jaishankar Aryar’s Busan winner “Shivamma,” Natesh Hegde’s Pingyao and Nantes winner “Pedro,” Irfana Majumdar’s Locarno choice “Shankar’s Fairies,” Ajitpal Singh’s Sundance choice “Hearth within the Mountains” and Nitin Lukose’s Toronto choice “Paka: River of Blood.”

Lab alternatives from 2019 and 2021 had the chance to pitch their trailers on the Cannes movie market earlier this 12 months.

“We have now acquired a document variety of submissions for the Viewing Room and Work-in-Progress Lab this 12 months, which fits to indicate the immense religion that filmmakers throughout the area have on this platform to current their movies – lots of that are nonetheless in progress – in the very best method and allow enterprise alternatives for his or her movies,” stated NFDC MD Ravinder Bhakar. “By going robust through the pandemic with two very profitable on-line editions, Movie Bazaar as confirmed itself as the one possibility within the South Asian area for worldwide movie professionals trying to decide on movies for his or her movie festivals and distribution.”

Movie Bazaar Recommends Movies for 2022:

Function movies

“Aattam” by Anand Ekarshi (India, Malayalam-language)

“Agantuk” by Probir Kumar Sarkar (Bangladesh, Bengali)

“Agra” by Kanu Behl (India, France, Hindi)

“All India Rank” by Varun Grover (India, Hindi)

“Bahadur” by Diwa Shah (India, Nepali, Kumaoni, Hindi)

“Be Kucheye Khoshbakht” by Sreemoyee Singh (India, Farsi)

“Daayam” by Prasanth Vijay (India, Malayalam)

“Pricey Latika” by Kanchan Pant (India, Hindi)

“Dilli Darkish” by Dibakar Das Roy (India, Hindi)

“Household” by Don Palathara (India, Malayalam)

“Guras” by Saurav Rai (India-Nepal, Nepali)

“Within the Stomach of a Tiger” by Siddartha Jatla (India-China-U.S.-Taiwan-France, Hindi)

“Joram” by Devashish Makhija (India, Hindi)

“Josephki Macha” by Paban Kumar Haobam (India, Tangkhul)

“Manal” by Chandrasekaram Visakesa (Sri Lanka, Tamil)

“Mithya” by Sumanth Bhat (India, Kannada)

“Pushtaini” by Vinod Rawat (India, Hindi, Kumaoni, English)

“Sultana ka Sapna” (“Sultana’s Dream”) by Isabel Herguera (India-Spain-Germany, Hindi, Bengali, English, Spanish, Basque, Italian)

“The Scavenger of Goals” by Suman Ghosh (India, Hindi)

“Whispers of Hearth & Water” by Lubdhak Chatterjee, (India, Bengali, Hindi, English)


“Kunde” by Ayappa Ok.M. (India, Kannada)

“Silan” by Ashmita Guha Neogi (India-France, Marathi)


“Bimbam” by Sai Prawin Thanigachalam (India, Silent)

“Dil Dariya Khawab Samander” by Tanvi Jadwani (India, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati)

“Khowab” by Hemanta Sadeeq (Bangladesh, Bengali)

“Perianayaki” by Bala Mural Shingade, (New Zealand, Tamil, English)

“Priyo Ami” by Suchana Saha, (India, Bengali, English)

“Kakathuruth” by Mohammed Ali Faisal Valiyaveettil (India, Malayalam)

“Ripples Below the Pores and skin” by Farha Khatun (India, Hindi)

“Avenue Mozart” by Niladree Bhattacharya (India, Bengali)

Work-In-Progress Lab

“All India Rank” by Varun Grover (India, Hindi)

“Bahadur” by Diwa Shah (India, Nepali, Kumaoni, Hindi)

“Within the Stomach of a Tiger” by Siddartha Jatla (India-China-U.S.-Taiwan-France, Hindi)

“Dilli Darkish” by Dibakar Das Roy (India, Hindi)

“Mithya” by Sumanth Bhat (India, Kannada)