FANDRY receiving great applause in PIFF, PUNE

Debutante director Nagraj Manjule’s Marathi movie ‘Fandry’ is receiving great applause in the 12th Pune International film festival (PIFF) in Pune, with the classy ambience.

After receiving the Jury Grand Prize for the 2nd best film in International Competition at the 15th edition of Mumbai Film Festival in Mumbai, Best Film’s award in Bangalore International Film Festival and enormous response in other international Film Festivals, Fandry has received thunderous praise in PIFF. After receiving huge applauds from international directors, Nagraj Manjule reacts, “I’m really very happy and delighted with such an overwhelming response from international critics for the film.”

Raj Kazi, Actor Kishor Kadam, Nikhil Sane- Zee Talkies, Director Nagraj Manjule, and Producers Nilesh Navalakha and Vivek Kajaria - Pune Press Conference
Raj Kazi, Actor Kishor Kadam, Nikhil Sane- Zee Talkies, Director Nagraj Manjule, and Producers Nilesh Navalakha and Vivek Kajaria – Pune Press Conference

Nagraj Manjule is a person who has used his limitations as his strength in ‘Fandry‘. Just like his short film ‘Pistulya’ which won a National Award in 2011. He has presented a glimpse of life in a caste ridden rural India in ‘Fandry’ with rawness and much simplicity. Fandry is produced by Navalakha Arts and Holy Basil Productions and associate producers Essel Vision Productions Ltd.

Talking about his journey with the movie as a director, Manjule, said, “It’s my first feature film, a biopic of my own life. My journey with this film from inception till now has been very exciting and it’s indeed an honor that in a year’s time the movie has been going places gathering accolades from the audience and critics.” This movie is for those people who experience inferiority complex on a personal as well as a societal level. Manjule added.