Yoodlee Films has achieved International recognition with its 1st Hindi film ‘Ajji’. The film, directed by Devashish Makhija has been officially invited to compete in the New Currents section at Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), the Korean film festival which has taken Asia by storm since its inception in 1996.
Ajji is dark take on the classic fairy-tale – Red Riding Hood. When society fails to provide justice for the rape of a nine-year-old girl, it takes her sixty-five year old fragile arthritic grandmother to take a brutal revenge that will serve a bloody deterrent to all mankind.
Yoodlee Films have been flag bearers of #fearlessfilmmaking for independent filmmakers and having been given the chance to pit their film at Busan, against the very best across Asia puts them at the top of the game.
Vikram Mehra, MD Saregama is thrilled by the news, and said, “Yoodlee Films believes in passionate Fearless Filmmaking. When you make cinema on themes which others have not dared to delve into, one goes ahead with it simply because of the unflinching belief that we have on the subject, and the passion of the filmmaker. And when a prestigious international body like BIFF honors you with an invitation to compete in the Festival with our very first Hindi release – Ajji, your belief gets endorsed. We are extremely happy that Ajji will have its World Premiere at Busan”
Director Devashish Makhija enthused, “It is not every day that you find your vision being selected from amongst thousands to be one of the 10 films in the New Currents competition at BIFF and to be judged by a jury headed by none other than Oliver Stone! Countless renowned filmmakers and actors as well as important figures from film industries and festivals around the world visit the port city of Busan every year, to celebrate this dynamic festival; I feel fortunate to be counted amongst these select few.”