Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Indian men "confused" as patriarchy challenged: Kanu Behl

Behl's directorial debut, "Titli", is the story of a young boy trying to escape his oppressive family, especially his violent elder brother Vikram who works as a security guard at a shopping mall.
The film was showcased at the Cannes Film Festival's prestigious new talent section, Un Certain Regard section. 

Speaking about the film, director Kanu Behl said, “Some Indian men are confused and struggle to understand changes to their patriarchal society, amid growing opportunities for women and awareness of sexual violence.”

In what inspired the film’s story, he said the heinous gang-rape of a young student in New Delhi in December 2012 influenced his film when he and his co-writer Sharat Katariya were putting together their first draft.

Behl's film is the only Indian movie at Cannes this year and it has been in the spotlight for all the right reasons.  For Kanu Behl’s debut feature, to be premiering at such a coveted international platform gives his film a buzz that could in coming days become box-office gold for "Titli".


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