They say that matches are made inheaven. This is one of those films where they are undone in heaven!
PNC and DML come together to bringyou Fatso, a slice of life rib tickling comedy that takes a foray into the idea of identity. Directed byRajat Kapoor of Raghu Romeo, Mixed Doubles and Mithya fame, Fatso starring Ranvir Shorey, Gul Panag,Purab Kohli, Neil Bhoopalam and Gunjan Bakshi takes audiences through an accidental incident thatleads to Purab Kohli and the 300 pound protagonist, played by Ranvir Shorey, into exchanging livesbetween heaven and earth.
Hysterical, intelligent, honest,Fatso is all about love packaged in with a calorie count!
Talking about the film, directorRajat Kapoor says “This script has been with me for about three years and I have always felt that thismight be the most commercial film that I have done so far. Once in a while you get tickled by an ideathat has the potential to be liked by a huge number of people. I believe,
Fatso has that potential.”
The out and out comedy is already asubject of heated discussion overseas, having traveled to several international festivals includingthe South Asian International Film Festival in New York, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles and ShanghaiInternational Film Festival amongst many others. The film was
chosen as recipient of theprestigious Golden Palm Award at the Mexico International Film Festival.
“Fatso is a fantastic film andit’s a great pleasure for us to have made it our Centerpiece Premiere at the Festival”, said GalenRosenthal, Director of the New York South Asian Film Festival.
Pritish Nandy, Chairman PNC and producerof the film says, “Fatso is funny, romantic, magical. Rajat Kapoor is at his finest as adirector, in the charming tradition of Raghu Romeo, Mixed Doubles and Mithya. Comedies rarely make it totop rung international film festivals”.
Fatso is a delightful take on love,life, romance and the occasional accident of death and it arrives at a theatre near you on May 4, 2012.