By SAT News Desk
Melbourne, 9 July : unINDIAN, one of the most anticipated Australian film releases of the year, will open at cinemas across the country on October 15.The cross-cultural comedy, starring Brett Lee and Tannishtha Chatterjee, and directed by Anupam Sharma, was filmed in Sydney last summer and is the first production of the Australia India Film Fund (AIFF).
unINDIAN is an Australian romantic comedy with a little spice and a lot of heart! It follows the chequered path of Aussie bloke Will as he attempts to woo the gorgeous Indian woman Meera who lives in Sydney with her daughter.
Alongside the cricket superstar Lee and internationally acclaimed actress Tannishtha Chatterjee (Bhopal: A Prayer of Rain, Siddharth, Brick Lane), the film’s illustrious support cast includes John Howard, Tiriel Mora, Maya Sathimoorthy, Arka Das, Sarah Roberts, Adam Dunn, Nicholas Brown, Kumu Merani, Bollywood stars Supriyaji Pathak Kapur and Akash Kurana, and our own Bollywood Queen, Pallavi Sharda.
Talking to SAT, Anupam Sharma said, “It is a tongue in cheek look at cross cultural relationship in modern Australia where love wins and stigma attached are useless.”
“It is a film which is about our community in Australia. A cross cultural romance and presents a diverse face of real Australia.
This is more than a film …it is a statement from Indian community. It is a romantic comedy …so no messages,” he said.
unINDIAN is being released in Australia by the highly successful specialist distributor Friends India Entertainment (FIE), with distribution consultant Tait Brady working alongside FIE’s Vvikas Paul on the release. Former Screen Australia executive Kathleen Drumm is consulting to the producers on the international distribution strategy and Tracey Mair’s TM Publicity will manage the Australian publicity and promotions campaign.
“unINDIAN is a hugely entertaining film and we know audiences across Australia are going to fall in love with its wonderful cast of characters, including Brett Lee in his first starring role. It’s set to be a real breakthrough release in this country for a cross-cultural film that speaks to the mainstream Australian audience, and we will be backing it with a huge marketing and publicity campaign that will see the film on more than 80 screens nationally from October 15,” Tait Brady said.
“Presented by Devendra Gupta and directed by Anupam Sharma, unINDIAN was written by Thushy Sathi, produced by Anupam Sharma and Lisa Duff (Last Cab To Darwin), executive produced by Devendra Gupta and Chandru Tolani, filmed by Martin McGrath ACS (Muriel’s Wedding, Killing Time) and edited by Academy Award® nominated Marcus D’Arcy (Lorenzo’s Oil, Babe), with support from Screen Australia, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, as well as UNSW Australia (the University of New South Wales), Guvera Music and Cochlear Ltd, “ says a media release.
– SAT News Service.