Bengali sensation Rii to star in Q and Nikon’s ‘LUDO’
Acclaimed Bengali actress Rii will be starring in Q and Nikon’s next film ‘LUDO’. She had earlier acted in films like ‘GANDU’, ‘BISHH’ and ‘LOVE IN INDIA’, which were also directed by Q. She also won the best actress award at Osian’s Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema for her movie ‘COSMIC SEX’.
Rii plays a character yet to be seen on the Indian screens in ‘LUDO’. The film is being made under the banner of OverdoseJoint, Q’s production house, a progressive art platform making original films, music and design and is co-produced by Idyabooster and Starfire Movies.
‘LUDO’ is the latest by director Q, who made the critically acclaimed and controversial film ‘GANDU’, which was banned from a theatrical release in India but became a cult phenomenon, both in India and across the globe. Q’s films have always found festival and critical appreciation internationally, with BBC calling him the ‘most subversive Indian filmmaker’. His latest film, ‘TASHER DESH’, premiered in Rome, and has been received very well. Nikon is Q’s collaborator and editor, an alumnus of SRFTI and Emily Carr, Vancouver. He has edited ‘TASHER DESH’, ‘BISHH’ and ‘LOVE IN INDIA’.
Idyabooster, founded by Nandini Mansinghka, is a new venture that focuses on curating films and other creative entertainment projects for investors who are new to this class of investments. The company has a whole new approach to investing, enabling investors to commit smaller amounts, co-invest with other people and reduce the risk by creating a portfolio of films/creative projects they invest in.
About Starfire Movies:
Starfire Movies, based in Delhi, has produced and funded ‘KAJARYA’ (co-produced with OverdoseJoint and globally premiered in Dubai in December 2013) and Bengali films like ‘KHASHI KATHA’ (with Naseeruddin Shah) releasing May 2014 and ‘KING’ (in post-production) in Kolkata. They have also been involved in several other co-production, animation and international documentary projects.