The Tamil blockbuster Vikram with superstar Kamal Haasan will be screened at the 27th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), the makers announced on Monday.
The high-octane action drama, which also stars Vijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil, will be featured in the Open Cinema category at the upcoming film gala to be held October 5-14.
“We are delighted to announce that #Vikram has been officially selected to screen at the 27th Busan International Film Festival, 2022,” co-producer Turmeric Media posted on his official Twitter page.
According to a press release issued by HaasanRaaj Kamal Films International’s banner, the Open Cinema category recognizes “new and internationally acclaimed films that strike the perfect balance between popular and artistic cinema”.
We are pleased to announce that #Vikram has been officially selected to be screened at the 27th Busan International Film Festival, 2022. #VikramAtBusanIFF #Ulaganayagan #KamalHaasan #VikramRoaringSuccess @ikamalhaasan pic.twitter.com/PXJajQjVmC
— Turmeric Media (@turmericmediaTM) October 3, 2022
Vikram, directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, was released in theaters on June 3.
“The response to Vikram around the world has been extremely overwhelming. The Busan International Film Fesitval is another feather in the cap of the film and its selection is a victory for the whole team. We are proud that our film will be shown alongside some of the best films around the world and we are grateful for all the love and admiration from the public,” said V. Narayanan, CEO of RKFI, in a statement.
Other international titles screened in the Open Cinema section include Kingdom 2: Far and Away (Japan), Diary of a Fleeting Affair (France), Even If This Love Disappears Tonight (Japan), Everything Everywhere All at Once (USA ), the black pharaoh, the savage and the princess (France/Belgium).
India’s Max, Min and Meowzaki, directed by Padmakumar Narasimhamurthy, will also be screened in the category. The film features Adil Hussain, Siddharth Menon, Mandira Bedi, Nasser M, Medha Shankar, Vidhatri Bandi, Nafisa Ali, Gitanjali Rao.