The intriguing trailer of Eros International and Drishyam Films’ next, RUKH, slated for a pan-India release on 27th,October 2017.
Writer-director Atanu Mukherjee’s debut feature Rukh is about the journey of a boy rediscovering his lost connections and familial ties, through the secrets and memories he must confront on his way. With a soulful soundtrack by hitmaker Amit Trivedi, the film will release on October 27. The film boasts of many powerful performances by an acclaimed cast led by veteran actor Manoj Bajpayee, talented newcomer Adarsh Gourav (Mom, Madly, My Name is Khan), acclaimed Marathi actress Smita Tambe (Umrika, 72 Miles – Ek Pravas) and Kumud Mishra (Airlift, Sultan, Rockstar).
Manish Mundra, the founder of Drishyam Films and producer of Rukh says “We are very excited to present the first promo of Rukh to the world. It is a very special film for us since it is a story we have mentored from the start with the Drishyam-Sundance Screenwriters Lab. This trailer gives a true insight to the deeply emotional texture of the film, as well as a sneak peek into the melody of Khidki beautifully sung and composed by Amit Trivedi. We are all waiting to hear what people think about it.”
Atanu Mukherjee, the director of Rukh, says “Rukh is an intimate portrait of a family, inspired from a few real life events and characters. Torn apart by grief, brought together by loss — this family deals with life in ways that we can all relate to. I’m really happy that I have got to make my debut film with Drishyam Films and now eagerly looking forward to the release of the film.”
Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International Media Ltd added, “We are looking forward to release another content-driven gem like Rukh, an apt follow up to our forthcoming release, the much-appreciated and highly-anticipated Newton.”
The film was a part of the inaugural Drishyam-Sundance Institute Screenwriters Labs 2015 and a part of NFDC India’s Film Bazaar Recommends 2016. A former Berlinale Talent (2015), Atanu Mukherjee is an alumnus of Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute. He has also directed the short film “The Gatekeeper”, which was a part of South Asian International Film Festival, New York 2014 and won Best Short Fiction Award at IDSFFK Kerala 2015. Drishyam Films’ other upcoming films include Amit Masurkar’s critically acclaimed Newton starring Rajkummar Rao, and Nila Madhab Panda’s Kadvi Hawa starring Sanjay Mishra and Ranvir Shorey.
The trailer was launched with much fanfare by Zee Music Company in association with Eros Now. Rukh, presented by Eros International and Drishyam Films will release across India on October 27, 2017.
Rukh Synopsis: Away from home in a boarding school, 18-year-old Dhruv is ignorant about the ongoing crisis in his family. His life takes an unexpected turn as he gets the news of his father’s death in a car accident. As he copes with the tragedy, hidden truths begin to unravel. Even as his mother Nandini struggles to shield him from the truth, Dhruv starts looking for answers. Was his father’s death an accident or a premeditated murder? The search leads to a series of unexpected revelations, as he discovers the shades of his father’s personality he had never seen before. RUKH is about the journey of a boy rediscovering his lost connections and familial ties, through the secrets and memories he must confront on his way.
About Drishyam Films:
A company born out of love for cinema, Drishyam Films aims to build a platform for unique voices of Indian independent cinema and create global content with rich Indian. Their international award-winning films include Ankhon Dekhi, Masaan, Dhanak, Waiting and Umrika. Their upcoming films include Amit Masurkar’s Newton starring Rajkummar Rao, and Nila Madhab Panda’s Kadvi Hawa starring Sanjay Mishra and Ranvir Shorey.
Drishyam Films partnered with the Sundance Institute, USA to organize a Screenwriters’ lab for Indian writers for two successive years. They have also set up a VFX studio specializing in post-production and visual effects for feature films and commercials.