Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS): National Award winning actor Manoj Bajpayee is chuffed with the response to his film 'Joram' at the ongoing 52nd edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). The film is a survival-thriller and tells the story of a displaced indigenous man.
It stars Manoj Bajpayee, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Smita Tambe and Megha Mathur. It also features Tannishtha Chatterjee and Rajshri Deshpande in special appearances.
The screening was attended by the cast and crew including director-producer Devashish Makhija, Manoj Bajpayee, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Smita Tambe, producers Shariq Patel, Ashima Awasthi, Bhumika Tewari, and Anupama Bose.
Manoj Bajpayee said: "I am touched with the overwhelming response we received for 'Joram' at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. I am pleased to know that the riveting survival story of 'Joram' and its intricate characters struck a chord with those who watched it. It was an honour to have been a part of the grand event in Rotterdam."
He further mentioned: "I was fortunate to meet other critically acclaimed filmmakers whose films I would be interested to experience. On behalf of director Devashish Makhija, Zee Studios and all those involved in making 'Joram' I express my gratitude to all those who supported and shortlisted our film for viewing at your prestigious festival."
'Joram' marks the third collaboration between Devashish and Manoj Bajpayee, and his third film to be screened at IFFR after 'Ajji' and 'Bhonsle'.
Director Devashish Makhija said: "It is a privilege for a film to have its first ever public screening before an audience as engaged, enthusiastic and emotional as the one at IFFR. With a take-off as energising as this, we are hopeful 'Joram' has found wings that will help her soar."
IFFR, which returns with the new edition as the on ground event after 2 online editions in 2021 and 2022 because of the pandemic, is being held at Rotterdam, Netherlands from January 25 to February 5, 2023.
Presented by Zee Studios and produced by Zee Studios in association with Makhijafilm, 'Joram' is all set to be released this year.