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Roy Kapur Films backs Pan Nalin's Chhello Show for an Indian release on 14 October

The semi-autobiographical film is produced by Roy Kapur Films, Jugaad Motion Pictures, Monsoon Films, Chhello Show LLP, and Marc Duale.

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Roy Kapur Films is backing Pan Nalin’s Chhello Show (Last Film Show) for its long-awaited Indian release on 14 October.

The filmmaker’s semi-autobiographical, poignant ode to celluloid dreams and nostalgic coming-of-age drama that is due to be released in theatres in Gujarat and on select screens across the country.

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The Gujarati film is produced by Roy Kapur Films, Jugaad Motion Pictures, Monsoon Films, Chhello Show LLP, and Marc Duale.

Chhello Show had its world premiere as the opening film at Tribeca Festival in 2021 and has won multiple awards across various international film festivals, including the Golden Spike at the 66th Valladolid Film Festival in Spain, where it also enjoyed commercial success during its theatrical run.

Producer Siddharth Roy Kapur stated, “We are incredibly excited to embark upon this exciting association with Pan Nalin and Dheer Momaya to bring Indian audiences the wonderful Last Film Show (Chhello Show), a film that celebrates the magic and wonder of cinema and the theatrical experience. There could not be a more apt time for this film to release when cinema-going around the world has been disrupted by a pandemic and audiences need to be reminded anew of the first time they fell in love with the experience of watching a movie in a darkened cinema hall.”

He added, “It is a matter of pride that such a powerful work of art has come out of India, and we are sure that audiences in India will fall in love with it, just as they have all around the world.”

Writer-director Pan shared his excitement at collaborating with Roy Kapur Films. He shared, “Sid has proved his passion and penchant for producing elevated entertainment, and with his help, we are looking forward to entertaining Indian spectators with our labour of love Last Film Show (Chhello Show). Our film has been receiving a lot of love from spectators across the world, and with Roy Kapur Films’ support, we are aiming to give it a good release in my home state of Gujarat and the rest of India. I am also excited that the India release will coincide with its theatrical release in the USA, Italy, and Japan.”

The filmmaker was recently invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) as a member in its prestigious Directors Branch.

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Producer Dheer Momaya of Jugaad Motion Pictures said, “Over the past few months, I’ve had the privilege of observing Indian and international audiences laugh, cry, whistle, and clap in cinema halls while watching the film. The overwhelming response has further built my confidence that our local film cuts across cultures, languages, and age groups from eight to eighty.”

He continued, “The unanimous and mouth-watering demand for Kathiawari delicacies after the screenings is always funny, so much so that our Italian and Japanese distributors have requested a recipe book which they would make available for their audiences.”

Samuel Goldwyn Films and Orange Studio are the international distributors for the US and European markets, respectively. Meanwhile, the legendary Shochiku Studios are the Japanese distributor, while Medusa will bring the Gujarati film to Italian cinemas.

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