Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia is struggling to get a title for his assistant Karan Butani’s directorial debut, for which he is a creative producer. A source close to the filmmaker reveals that he has suggested many titles, but the Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association (IMPPA) approved none.
“This is the seventh time that producer Sunit Jawadekar has gone to register a title and come back disappointed because it has already been registered in somebody else’s name,” says a source. Karan assisted Tigmanshu in Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster (2011).
Director Tigmanshu Dhulia.
Tigmanshu doesn’t want to compromise with the film’s name. When contacted, he revealed some of the titles that he was considering such as Ghamasaan, Bul Bul Bul Bandook, Gun Chakkar and Rifle Man, among others, which were ejected by the IMPPA. The filmmaker hopes that he will soon be able to book the right one. “It’s important to have a catchy title and at the same time it should communicate the essence of the film. We have been thinking of a few titles and hopefully will lock one soon,” says Tigmanshu.
Since November, every time the makers go to IMPPA, they do so with at least two titles so that if they don’t get one, they might hit the bull’s eye with the other.
The film, is about the gun culture that is very prevalent in the Chambal area of Madhya Pradesh and stars Jimmy Shergill, Shriya Saran and Kay Kay Menon.