Konkona Sen Sharma's 'A DEATH IN THE GUNJ' was one of the most awaiting directorial debuts in recent times. It sure seems like the film, which released today, has got its due if the applause and praises the film has received is anything to go by. Truly, what a debut for Konkona!
Studioz IDrream's A DEATH IN THE GUNJ is set in a colonial town in late 1970s and is weaved around a family reunion at a retired army colonel's home. At the outset, the makings of a perfect family holiday are in place, but there is something in the Gunj that can't be kept at bay. It insinuates its way into the group until the holiday has ended in an implosion, resulting in an unavoidable event.
The film boasts of an ensemble of India's finest indie actors - Om Puri, Tillotama Shome, Kalki Koechlin, Ranvir Shorey, Gulshan Devaiah, Tanuja, Vikrant Massey. The film has been jointly produced with Abhishek Chaubey and Honey Trehan in their new company – MacGuffin Pictures.
Konkona's directorial debut was selected by Toronto Film Festival and the Busan Film Festival besides being the opening film at Mumbai's prestigious MAMI film festival. Studioz Idrream and MacGuffin Pictures' A DEATH IN THE GUNJ is now releasing in India on June 2, 2017 by PVR Pictures in more than 100 cinemas.
Kudos to the team for delivering more than their promise.