Cinestaan Film Company ties up with Amazon to stream 3 of India’s best independent films

Cinestaan Film Company ties up with Amazon to stream 3 of India’s best independent films

India Blooms News Service | 03 Feb 2017

Mumbai, Feb 3 (IBNS): C International Sales, a subsidiary of Cinestaan Film Company has tied up with Amazon Prime Video India to showcase three of the best independent films in India. Dev Bhoomi and A Death in Gunj, both of which have been selected for international film festivals, will be exclusively featured on Amazon Prime Video.


The platform will also play host to The Hungry, which is a co-production between Cinestaan Film Company and Film London.

Speaking on the occasion, Rohit Khattar, Chairman Cinestaan Group said, “In our quest to champion Independent Indian films, we have been trying to figure out various ways to effectively distribute films which face the usual conundrum of high P&A and other costs. Amazon Prime Video has presented a much needed option and we are delighted that they have seen such merit in three of the titles that C International Sales represented and we are thrilled that within 6 months, our superb team has made C International the ‘go to’ sales agency for Indian filmmakers.”

"At Amazon Prime Video India, our goal is to partner with the top content creators in India and worldwide to build the largest selection of latest and exclusive movies and TV shows for our customers.” said Nitesh Kripalani, Director and Country Head, Amazon Prime Video India. “Our alliance with Cinestaan is to build our selection of features from India’s evolving independent filmmakers.  This realistic style of filmmaking from a new exciting breed of filmmakers, creates room for experimentation in content as well as form. Death in The Gunj, The Hungry and Dev Bhoomi are the first titles in our Indian offering in this exciting new genre - independent cinema.”

Dev Bhoomi which is directed by award winning Serbian director Goran Paskaljevic and A Death in the Gunj, directed by Konkona Sen Sharma were selected to be a part of the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival in 2016 and have been well received by critics and audiences alike.

The Hungry, a contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, stars Naseeruddin Shah, Tisca Chopra, Neeraj Kabi, Suraj Sharma and Sayani Gupta.

Aligning with Cinestaan and gaining access to their repertoire of independent titles allows Amazon to expand their video product offering to include some of the best content from independent filmmakers in the country.

 

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Cinestaan Film Company ties up with Amazon to stream 3 of India’s best independent films

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