Bengali Film-Maker Q (Qaushiq Mukherjee)'s "Brahman Naman": Sid Mallya's Debut Film to Premiere and Compete at Sundance

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Mumbai, Dec 7 (Washington Bangla Radio) - Siddhartha "Sid" Mallya, the Indian-American actor who grew up mostly in the UK, is seeing his film career fall all in place. Sid is currently completing his degree at The Royal Central School of Drama in London, and is over the moon about his debut film - Bengali film-maker Q's Brahman Naman that is not only premiering but also competing in the World Cinema dramatic competition section at the famed Sundance Film Festival in USA.

The film is directed by Calcutta - based Q aka Qaushiq Mukherjee, quite the darling of the indie circuit having caused a stir with groundbreaking hits like Love in India, Bishh, Tasher Desh and Gandu.

The film is produced by Steve Barron who’s other comedies include Dan Akroyd’s ‘Coneheads' and 'Mike Bassett - England Manager'.

The movie’s plot is centered on the quizzer’s scene in India in the early eighties and is a smart teen comedy in the vein of the British hit 'The In-betweeners' from 2011.

Apparently the film has Sid in the key role with 4 new actors being cast as pivotal roles alongside him. Shashank Arora of Titli fame plays the character of Naman. While Sid could not be contacted for a comment on the same, his spokesperson confirmed the development.

The Sundance Film Festival runs from Jan 21-31 in Park City, Utah, USA and is considered one of the key outlets as part of the festival circuit.