Earlier, reported that for the upcoming BRICS Film Festival to be held in China in June, five filmmakers from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have come together to make five 18-minute shorts on the theme of ‘Where has the time gone’ that will be screened as an anthology. Madhur Bhandarkar, who will represent India, has roped in Annu Kapoor and child artist Devrath Mudgal to play the leads in his short film, titled ‘Mumbai Mist‘.
The story revolves around an upper-middle-class man played by Annu Kapoor who befriends an 11-year-old ragpicker. It’s a sweet, emotional story written by Sanjay Chhel and Priyanka Ghatak, reveals the 48-year-old filmmaker, whose film will be screened alongside globally feted storytellers like Brazil’s Walter Salles (of The Motorcycle Diaries fame), Chinese director screen writer Jia Zhangke, Russian storyteller Aleksey Fedorchenko and South African filmmaker Jahmil XT Qubeka. Madhur shot the film in South Mumbai over five days. Japanese DOP Keiko Nakahara and Indu Sarkar also worked with him on this upcoming feature.
Annu Kapoor, 61-year-old actor shared great chemistry with his younger co-star. The film will make you smile and cry too. The versatile actor is all set to collaborate with National Award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar for an international film titled ‘Mumbai Mist’ a story about a beautiful bond between an old man and an orphan kid. The film premieres on June 23, followed by a theatrical release in China in September. It will be unveiled in other countries thereafter. The Motorcycle Diaries is one of his favourite films and Madhur is looking forward to meeting Walter, as also the other filmmakers, and seeing their shorts.
Apart from this project, Madhur Bhandarkar is busy working on his upcoming film Indu Sarkar starring Kirti Kulhari in the lead. It also stars Anupam Kher, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Bengali actor Tota Roy Chowdhury. It will be releasing on July 21.