Trailer launched ahead of The Hungry’s World Premiere at TIFF

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Mumbai: Ahead of it’s worldwide premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival, Cinestaan Film Company in collaboration with Film London today released the trailer of it’s next – the Naseerudin Shah-Tisca Chopra starrer ‘The Hungry’.

‘The Hungry’ follows Tulsi Joshi, a widow and bride to be who comes to her own wedding seeking revenge for the brutal murder of her first born son. A bold new adaptation of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus for a global audience, ‘The Hungry’ is about the violence that exists between power and love – a macabre fairytale set in the elite circles of north India.

The film is written and directed by Bornila Chatterjee (Lets Be Out, The Sun is Shining) and co-written and produced by Tanaji Dasgupta (Chittagong, Sold) and Kurban Kassan (The Party, 20,000 Days on Earth, Ginger and Rosa).

Renowned actor Naseeruddin Shah who plays a pivotal role in the film says, “What really got through to me was that it’s a pretty accurate picture of the small town power elite in India where you have the sugar barons & the guys who make textile or landlords and there have been many instances of brothers gunning each other down, parents killing their children or vice versa. It was a sort of an attempt to understand people of that kind, and not pass judgment on them.”

Actor Tisca Chopra adds, “For any actor, Shakespeare is always on the wish list. You always sort of want to tick that box. There’s a sense of inherent power in my character ‘Tulsi’. She’s not emasculated or in any way angular or aggressive or the standard caveats of being strong. I think there’s a power source inherent in her. And I’ve heard people talk about parts like this but I haven’t really experienced it and I’m experiencing it now.”

Rohit Khattar, Chairman of Cinestaan Film Company, said, “The Hungry being selected to premiere at TIFF, a festival dedicated to presenting the best of international cinema, is a very fulfilling moment for us. We do hope our wonderful experience with The Hungry shall encourage others to explore such international collaborations as this is what truly makes storytelling a universal process.”

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Starring Naseeruddin Shah, Tisca Chopra, Neeraj Kabi, Arjun Gupta, Sayani, Antonio Aakeel and Suraj Sharma, ‘The Hungry’ is a Co-production of Cinestaan Film Company & Film London, and directed by Bornila Chatterjee, will be premiered worldwide at the TIFF 2017.


About Cinestaan Film Company

Cinestaan Film Company is a boutique film studio committed to championing stories that resonate with global audiences. By building an international brand for films with an India connect, Cinestaan strives to nurture and continue India’s rich cinematic legacy, supporting both national and international cinemas.

Cinestaan Film Company develops, produces, sells and distributes films across the world. C International Sales, its Sales Agency has successfully represented critically acclaimed films like “A Death in the Gunj” and “Hotel Salvation” (Mukti Bhawan) internationally. Its overseas JV with AA Films, “Cinestaan AA Distributors”, recently distributed “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” in key overseas territories and “Sachin: A Billion Dreams” worldwide. More details at


About Film London

Film London is the capital’s screen industries agency. We connect ideas, talent and finance to develop a pioneering creative culture in the city that delivers success in film, television, animation, games and beyond. We work to sustain, promote and develop London as a global content production hub, support the development of the city’s new and emerging filmmaking talent and invest in a diverse and rich film culture. Funded by the Mayor of London and the National Lottery through the BFI, we also receive support from Arts Council England and Creative Skillset


Film London’s activities include:

• Maintaining, strengthening and promoting London’s position as world-class city to attract investment through film, television, animation and games.

• Investing in local talent through a range of specialised production and training schemes.

• Boosting employment and competitiveness in the capital’s screen industries by delivering internationally facing business development events.

• Maximising access to the capital’s film culture by helping audiences discover film in all its diversity. • Promoting London through screen tourism. Film London also manages the British Film Commission through a public/private partnership which is funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for International Trade through the BFI. More details at




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