Tannishtha Chatterjee’s international film Brick Lane, almost three years after its release, will finally be available for home viewing on DVD. Directed by Sarah Gavron, the 2007 film also starred Satish Kaushik and Christopher Simpson.Apart from launching the DVD of the film, UTV World Movies had also roped in the dusky actor as a special celebrity on their property - 50 movies to watch before you die. Her responsibility included picking 50 movies, which were screened on the channel over the weeks.
“I am a cinema buff and what they do through this property is amazing, because its a great initiative to bring these films into Indian audiences through TV, which actually reached more homes than we imagine,” says Chatterjee. Of the many films from the catalogue, she chose No Man’s Land (2001), The Band’s Visit (2007), Iberia (2005) and Janis And John (2003) as her favourite recommendations.
“People know about No Man’s Land because it won an Oscar, but people don’t know about other films like Janice and John, which they should watch.”