MUMBAI— Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri recently screened 15 minutes of his investigative thriller, “The Tashkent Files,” at the Cannes Film Festival. The first look was presented to Colin Burrows, CEO, Special Treats Productions and Prasoon Joshi, chairman, CBFC. The film that stars Shweta Basu, Naseeruddin Shah and Mithun Chakraborty is based on the mysterious death of the second prime minister of India, Lal Bahadur Shashtri.
The screener was showcased as a part of the official Cannes market screening and Government of India official screening, while Agnihotri himself is a part of the international panel. The film got an overwhelming response and managed to create intrigue among the people present.
“The Tashkent Files” is a crowd-sourced film (like “Veer Savarkar” in 2001) and has a stellar cast of 5 award-winning national actors. Produced by Pranay Chokshi, Haresh Patel and Pallavi Joshi, it is co-produced by Sharad Patel and Anuya Ritesh Kudecha.