Noblemen

(English/2018/97 mins)  Vandana Kataria

22-May-2019 | 08:30 PM | The Stein Auditorium

Synopsis: It is winter in a prestigious all boys’ boarding school, where children continue to practice age-old rituals and codes bound by years of hierarchy. Shay is picked on constantly, the main perpetrators being Arjun, the tall athletic sports captain, and his best friend Baadal. Shay and Pia, the spunky daughter of the new Junior School Principal are cast as Bassanio and Portia in the Founder’s Day production of Merchant of Venice. Murali, the charismatic drama teacher unknowingly adds salt to Baadal’s wounds by casting him as Shay's understudy. Indignant, Baadal vows to get Shay’s part at any cost and turns to his buddy Arjun for help. Events take a sinister turn when Shay walks in on Arjun, Baadal, and their cronies on a debauched night.

Cast: Kunal Kapoor, Ali Haji, Mohammed Ali Mir, Muskaan Jafri, Shaan Grover, Hardik Thakkar, M. K. Raina

Screenplay: Sunil Drego, Sonia Bahl, Vandana Kataria

Cinematography: Ramanuj Dutta

Editing: Simranjeet Malhotra

Sound: Baylon Fonseca

Producer: Vikram Mehra, Siddharth Anand Kumar

Executive Producers: Mutant

Production Design: Anasuya Sengupta

Costume Design: Manoshi Nath, Rushi Sharma

Casting Directors: Seher Latif, Kavish Sinha

Director Bio: Vandana Kataria graduated from the National Institute of Design. She began her career in films as a production designer working on films such as Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008), Shanghai (2012) and Detective Byomkesh Bakshi (2015). She was selected to be a part of the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2016, and directed the music video Jungli Sher for Indian rap sensation DIVINE, shot entirely on an iPhone 6S in the same year. Vandana has in the past also directed television commercials.

Noblemen is her debut feature film as a writer and director.

Age Limit: A

Festivals & Awards: Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2018| New York Indian Film Festival 2018| Nashville Film festival 2018