If you are a Bollywood lover, nobody can harm you, not even the terrorists. That's what Nitin Kakkar's Filmistaan is all about. The film also won the Best Hindi Film award at the 60th National Awards.
Written and directed by Nitin Kakkar, the film will hit the screen on June 6 and would be presented by UTV Spotboy.
Filmistaan revolves around a Bollywood buff and wannabe actor Sunny, who works as an assistant director but wants to become a star. He fails miserably at every audition he gives, yet he doesn't give up on his dream. He joins the crew of an American production house and goes to a remote area in Rajasthan to work on a documentary.
As destiny has it, he gets kidnapped by a terrorist group in Pakistan. He's kept in the house of a Pakistani national who deals in pirated Hindi films. They bond over Bollywood and become friends.
On this shared wavelength, Sunny wins some brownie points from his stern kidnappers. Soon, the two factions realize that they share a human and cultural bond.
"Every movie is a reflection of its director’s thoughts and this movie is a reflection of the way I think. I am extremely excited about the mainstream release of my film and look forward to the audience’s reaction,” said Kakkar in a statement.
The films stars Sharib Hashmi, Inaamulhaq, Kumud Mishra and Gopal Dutt. It was screened at the Busan International Film Festival, the Mumbai Film Festival, and the International Film Festival of Kerala, where it won the Silver Crow Pheasant Award for Best Debut Film in International Film Festival of Kerala.