Film ‘Chauthi Koot’ floors Bollywood Director Dibakar Banerjee
Filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee, of Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008) and Shanghai (2012) fame, is mighty impressed with National-Award-winning filmmaker Gurvinder Singh’s Punjabi-language feature #Chauthi Koot (The Fourth Direction), to put it mildly. Earlier actress Sonam Kapoor too had praised the film.
In an impassioned email to the film’s director and producer Kartikeya Singh, Banerjee raved about the upcoming film, which premiered in competition under the Un Certain Regard category at last year’s Cannes International Film Festival, calling it “a rare film” and “an executional marvel”.
Adapted from two stories by Punjabi writer Waryam Singh Sandhu, Chauthi Koot
is set in the ’80s in rural Punjab, a little after Operation Blue Star. It has won a number of prestigious awards, including Best Asian Feature Film at last year’s Singapore International Film Festival, Best Film in the India Gold category at last year’s Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, as well as the National Award for Best #Punjabi Film
earlier this year.
Chauthi Koot hits theatres on Friday (August 5), in 50 screens across Punjab and select theatres in metros (with English subtitles).