Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights to Hindi language title Rajma Chawal which will have its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival. Netflix will stream the title worldwide on Nov. 30.
Set in the Chandni Chowk historic quarter of India’s capital Delhi, the film revolves around a father, played by well-known veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor, attempting to reconnect with his estranged son (played by newcomer Anirudh Tanwar) through social media. The film also stars Amyra Dastur and Aparshakti Khurana.
Rajma Chawal is directed by Leena Yadav whose previous film Parched premiered at Toronto and won the best screenplay award at the 2016 Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
Rajma Chawal is co-produced by Gulab Singh Tanwar, cinematographer Aseem Bajaj (credits include Netflix‘s first Indian original Sacred Games) and Yadav. The film is lensed by acclaimed Australian cinematographer Donald McAlpine who received Oscar and BAFTA nominations for his work on Baz Luhrmann‘s musical Moulin Rouge.
The London Film Festival runs Oct. 10-21.
via The Hollywood Reporter