In Delhi, The organizers of the 2023 Busan International Film Festival announced Tuesday that Karan Johar’s film “Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani” would be screened there. The romance drama, which debuted in India in July and made over Rs 300 crore at the box office, will be exhibited during the ‘Open Cinema’ section of the film gala.
The “new and internationally acclaimed films that offer an ideal mix of the popular with the artistic” cinema are presented in the Open Cinema area.
“Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani” will be exhibited alongside four other films: Luc Besson’s “Dogman” (France), Yukisada Isao’s “Revolver Lily” (Japan), Thomas Cailley’s “The Animal Kingdom” (France), and Anthony Pun’s “One More Chance” (Hong Kong, China).
The family comedy, which Johar directed in celebration of his 25th year in the business, stars Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in the lead parts and tells the story of Rocky and Rani, a couple from very different class and cultural backgrounds.
The announcement was also announced by the filmmaker in a post to his Instagram Stories.
I’m going to the @busanfilmfest with #RockyAurRaniKiiPremKahaani and I feel so grateful and graceful,”Johar penned.
Along with Tota Roy Chowdhury, Churni Ganguly, Aamir Bashir, Kshitee Jog, Anjali Anand, and Namit Das, the film “Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani” also stars Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, and Jaya.
The 28th edition of the Busan International Film Festival, which is scheduled to take place from October 4 to October 13, will have a significant presence from Indian filmmakers.
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The “A Window on Asian Cinema’ program”, which presents “films from well-established directors as well as the upcoming rookies of the industry” from Asian cinema, will include screenings of the Manoj Bajpayee-starring “Joram” and Kanu Behl’s “Agra.”
The works “The Scavenger of Dreams” by Suman Ghosh, “Guras” by Saurav Rai, and “Rapture” by Dominic Sangma are also included in this section.
Rajesh S. Jala’s “The Spark” will be screened as part of the festival’s “New Currents” category, which seeks to promote “first or second features” by up-and-coming Asian directors. The festival will also feature two Indian documentaries.
“Flickering Lights” by Anupama Srinivasan and Anirban Dutta is featured in the “Wide Angle – Documentary Competition” segment, and “Against the Tide” by Sarvnik Kaur is shown in the “Wide Angle – Documentary Screens.”