A small film about a group of perpetually horny Indian geeks in 1980’s Bangalore that won plaudits at the Sundance Film Festival may soon be available on streaming service Netflix.
‘Brahman Naman’ is written by film journalist and author Naman Ramachandran – best known in the UK as the programmer of the London Indian Film Festival – and directed by the avant-garde ‘Q’ AKA Qaushiq Mukherjee, the man behind films like ‘Gandu’ and ‘Tasher Desh’.
Hollywood industry bible Variety reported on Thursday that Netflix is nearing a deal to pay a “seven-figure sum” for the film.
‘Naman Brahman’ stars ‘Titli’ star Shashank Arora, Tanmay Dhanania, Chaitanya Varad, Subholina Sen and Sid Mallya, son of the liquor baron Vijay Mallya.
The film tells the story of a group of “quizzers” led by Naman (Arora) who embark on a train journey to take part in a major collegiate quiz competition and hopefully lose their virginities.
Mallya has called it an Indian version of the ‘In-Betweeners’.
The film has received great acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival where it was featured in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.
Variety called it a “polished” comedy which delivers a “dollop of class critique” and which will trouble Pehlaj Nihalani’s censor board.