The Directorial debut of actor Anshuman Jha – the much talked about black comedy thriller “Lord Curzon Ki Haveli‘ (Lord Curzon’s Manor) – starring Arjun Mathur, Rasika Dugal, Paresh Pahuja, Zoha Rahman & Tanmay Dhaninia – will have its World Premiere as the ‘Centrepiece Spotlight Film‘ (Official Selection – Out Of Competition) at the prestigious IFFM 2023, Australia.
Written by the award winning Bikas Mishra – the film is a revelation tale about the Asian diaspora in the UK & is the first mainstream Indian feature film to be shot on a single lens. The film was shot in the UK last year & it is touted as a unique new age cinema experience for worldwide audiences. Paolo Bertolin – Selection Committee – Venice International Film Festival has opined it as “Lord Curzon Ki Haveli is a cinematic work that muses over identity & gender in a very contemporary way, within the framework of an entertaining mystery.”
Anshuman, who has openly spoken about being inspired by International Artists who are multi-faceted like Bradley Cooper, Ben Affleck, etc, now joins the illustrious band of Actor-Filmmakers in India like Kangana Ranaut, Farhan Akhtar who are simultaneously seen in both capacities as leading actors & film makers.
Says Anshuman “I am thrilled to present ‘Lord Curzon Ki Haveli’ at the Indian Film Festival Of Melbourne 2023. I thank the jury at IFFM 2023 for selecting us as the ‘Centrepiece Spotlight’. And I am very grateful to my team(cast&crew) & Golden Ratio Films for their trust & support through this challenging but memorable experience. We are excited to start the film’s festival festival run in Australia & I hope the audience enjoys this cinematic journey. I hope Mr.Alfred Hitchcock is blessing us from there as this is my homage to him.”
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Adding to this, Rasika said, “I am delighted that our film is premiering at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne which always has a discerning audience with an appetite for fun! It was an absolute joy collaborating with, and playing off, my co-actors who helped me experience Ira in a very special way – a woman who navigates and negotiates patriarchy with an undeniable spirit and with a sense of mischief. I hope the film resonates with the audience”.
Produced by Golden Ratio Films & First Ray Films – it has its UK Premiere, American Premiere and Indian Premiere lined up – post which will see a worldwide release in the coming winter.