Mumbai, Nov 30, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) After the stupendous success of Black Friday, Dev D, and Gangs of Wasseypur 1 & 2, maverick director Anurag Kashyap, along with producers DAR motion pictures and Phantom Films, announced his 11th directorial venture titled 'UGLY'.
The set up at the venue depicted the ugly part of a city , with stalls ranging from a kite seller, to a pani puri wala, to a goal wala. with the stage being the foot path. The entire feel of the place was of a typical 'galli'.
Talking about the film said director Anurag Kashyap , “"Ugly is an emotional film in the garb of a thriller…Its the story of what happens when something which was not supposed to happens, actually happens that we realize how fragile people are, and how Ugly they can become".
The film is a class apart from any of the director’s previous films, both in terms of scale and setting. This sleek urban thriller explores the undiscovered side of a common man and has will keep the audiences on the edge of their seats, with thrilling moments in true Anurag Kashyap style.
Added producer Vikas Bahl, Phantom Films, “A year without an Anurag Kashyap punch is incomplete. So after Dev D, Gangs of Wasseypur, here is a power packed thriller based in an urban setting… with many layers to discover. Ugly is an ugly story, beautifully told”.
Commenting on the event, Mr. Arun Rangachari, Chairman DAR Motion Pictures and Producer of Ugly said “Anurag Kashyap is one of the finest filmmakers of our age. Ugly is Anurag’s next directorial venture post the success of Gangs of Wasseypur and working with him on this project has been an enlightening experience. Ugly is the stand out film out of the very unique slate of films, which we have lined up, and the one we are most excited about. With a powerful ensemble star cast, which makes it one of the most, anticipated films of the coming year. We are confident that with Ugly we will enthrall audiences both in India as well as globally”.
G V Prakash, Anurag Kashyap
Vivek Rangachari, Shahnaab Alam, Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl ,Vikramaditya Motwane
Phantom Films is India’s first ‘Directors’ Company’. It has been formed by four young creative minds of the country, viz. Vikas Bahl, Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena. They have joined hands to start a journey with a distinct focus on fostering creative energies to develop enduring and entertaining content. Ugly is their production after Lootera and Queen.
DAR Motion Pictures (DARMP) is the filmed entertainment division of Dar Media Private Limited, which forms part of the global investment advisory and private equity firm, DAR Capital Group. Established with a firm commitment to develop a range of quality cinema projects in Hindi and other regional languages of India, DARMP aims to take full advantage of the tremendous interest and passion that the country’s cinema has generated across the world. DARMP has developed a production slate including creative and business partnerships with Anurag Kashyap Films Pvt. Ltd. (AKFPL) and Nikhil Advani to name a few.
Venue- Canvas, Palladium, Phoenix mills, Mumbai.
Guests -Anurag Kashyap, Vivek Rangachari, Shahnaab Alam, Vikas Bahl, Madhu Mantena ,G.V. Prakash, Vikramaditya Motwane.