The Hindi-language film stars Ranvir Shorey and is a co-production between Dibakar Banerjee Productions and Yash Raj Films. Directed by Kanu Behl who will be contender for the Camera d'Or, the award for feature directing debut
'Titli' is a film about family, roots, and the ghosts of circularity within our most intimate relationships,â€
The film had created buzz when it won the DI Award for the Best Work-in-Progress Lab Project at NFDC Film Bazaar last year. It was earlier part of the Screenwriters' Lab in 2012.
The official synopsis of Titli goes: â€œIn the badlands of Delhi's dystopic underbelly, Titli, the youngest member of a violent car-jacking brotherhood plots a desperate bid to escape the 'family' business. His struggle to do so is countered at each stage by his indignant brothers, who finally try marrying him off to 'settle' him. Titli, finds an unlikely ally in his new wife, who herself is caught in her own web of warped reality and dysfunctional dreams. They form a strange, beneficial partnership, only to confront their inability to escape the bindings of their family roots. But is escape, the same as freedom?â€
Titli is slated for its world premiere in the "Un Certain Regard" category at the 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, which will start on May 14 and conclude on May 25.
Un Certain Regard is part of the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival. Ashim Ahluwalia's Miss Lovely and Vikramaditya Motwane's Udaan are the two Indian films that have been screened in this section in 2012 and 2010 respectively.
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