Mumbai: “The content of Titli is so strong that it doesn’t need me, I need Titli” said Anurag Kashyap at the launch of the special web interviews- ‘Anurag Kashyap Meets the ‘Titli’ family’ released on the digital platforms.
Producer Dibakar Banerjee, first time director-writer Kanu Behl, the cast, Ranvir Shorey, newcomers, Shashank Arora and Shivani Raghuvanshi, Amit Sial , and Lalit Behl were present at the launch held at YRF Studios on Friday, October 16th.
On being asked about promoting Titli Anurag said, “I have seen Titli many times and it engages me every time. It is not a parallel film. Titli is an impactful film, which people are going to see soon.”
“Titli had two producers before me, who wanted to produce it- Anurag Kashyap and YRF. This was much before DBP collaborated with YRF” said Dibakar Banerjee. “And I took it away from both of them” adds the producer in jest.
Sharing his excitement Dibakar Banerjee said, “Initially I was very scared to produce this film as I cannot handle my own film and this was a huge responsibility but Anurag convinced me to do it.” “Kanu and I are very critical with our work and that’s when Anurag comes into picture with his positivity. He has been a complete moral support to the whole team” He added.
On being asked, why the tagline – Har Family family nahi hoti? ? Dibakar quipped, “Not every family is a filmy family and Titli will remind everyone about their own family,”
Ranvir Shorey, who plays one of the pivotal roles in the film said, “If you see these videos, you will understand why Anurag and Dibakar are such successful filmmakers of our generation. There aren’t a lot of honest filmmakers in the industry and this is what makes this film different and special.”
‘Titli’ is directed by Kanu Behl, co-produced by Yash Raj Films and Dibakar Banerjee Productions and was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. The film stars Shashank Arora (Titli) and Shivani Raghuvanshi (Neelu), Ranvir Shorey (Vikram), Amit Sial (Baawla), and Lalit Behl (Daddy) in lead roles. The film is slated to release in India on October 30, 2015.
In the badlands of Delhi’s underbelly, Titli, the youngest member of a violent car-jacking brotherhood, plots a desperate bid to escape the ‘family’ business. His schemes are thwarted by his unruly brothers, who marry him off against his will. But Titli finds an unlikely ally in his new wife, Neelu, who nurtures her own frustrated dreams. They form a strange, mutually exploitative pact to break the stranglehold of their family roots. But is escape the same as freedom?