It’s time for double celebration for the makers of Manoj Bajpayee’s first international project In The Shadows (Gali Guliyaan), as it makes way for another prestigious film festival. After the big announcement of the film having its first world premiere at the prestigious Busan Film Festival was made, now the film has been selected in the India Gold Section category at the 19th Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI).
Helmed by Los Angeles-based filmmaker and winner of Director Guild of America Awards — Dipesh Jain, In the Shadows is a story about a man who is trapped within the city walls and in his own mind.
Besides Manoj, the film features Ranvir Shorey, Neeraj Kabi and Shahana Goswami along with debutant child actor Om Singh.
The seven day long festival is known for showcasing the latest cutting-edge, independent cinema and art house films alongside genre movies from Bollywood, Hollywood and also cult international movies.
Expressing his happiness, the fine actor Manoj said, “It is a great achievement for a film which is non-compromising and has a brave storytelling. It is huge news for us that MAMI has selected our film in the India Gold Section as a competitor. It is going to be quite a fun journey for us to be part of such prestigious festivals, first Busan and now MAMI. Being selected for MAMI is a very special feeling as it is our own home festival which has always acknowledged great cinema. We are looking forward to being part of such amazing events.”
Talking more about it, director Jain said, “I’m excited to bring the film to India and screen it at this prestigious festival. I have seen the festival selection list — they are some of the best films from around the world. I feel very proud to showcase our film alongside them. In The Shadows is a very different film in terms of its content and treatment and I’m sure the audience will love the experience.”