Indian coming-of-age comedy “Brahman Naman,” directed by Qaushiq Mukherjee, better known as Q, will premiere exclusively, and globally, on Netflix later this year.
Set in Bangalore in the 1980s, “Brahman Naman” revolves around Naman, a quick witted, high school quiz champ and his school friends who make a trip to Kolkata in order to win an all-India quiz. The film follows the sex-starved young men, who are determined to win the quiz — and to lose their virginity along the way.
Written by Naman Ramachandran and produced by Steve Barron and Celine Loop, the film premiered Jan. 24 at the prestigious World Drama Competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
The film garnered positive reviews at Sundance, with The Hollywood Reporter calling it “an imaginative reworking of a familiar formula.”
“‘Brahman Naman’ is Indian cinema at its boldest; fast, furious and raucously funny,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement. “It's a movie that will delight adolescents of all ages, and we're excited to bring this hilarious tale to our members around the world.”
The film stars Shashank Arora of “Titli” fame as Naman while Tanmany Dhanania and Chaitanya Varad play his sidekicks. The cast also includes Vaiswath Shankar, Sindhu Sreenivasa Murthy and Sid Mallya, the son of Indian liquor baron Vijay Mallya.
Q’s previous film credits include “Gandu,” “Tasher Desh” and “Ludo.”