Making your debut film can be a
nerve-racking process, however, when debutant director Karan Lalit Butani set
out to make his first film – Phamous, a crime drama set in the rugged ravines
of Chambal, he was quite confident about it. Reason being, his schooling with
National Award-winning director – Tigmanshu Dhulia. Karan, before turning a full-time
director was assisting Tigmanshu Dhulia and has learnt a lot from him, which
helped him with his debut project.
“What I’ve learnt from him cannot be
measured. I believe I went to two different film schools, the first one was
Whistling Woods and the second one was Tigmanshu Dhulia’s school. He is
definitely an institution in his own right. Right from how to handle your
actors to ensure that the drama never drops, I learnt many important filmmaking
techniques from him,” reveals Karan.
He further adds, “My schooling with
Tigmanshu made me confident about making this film. When you work with him, you
automatically learn a lot.”
Starring Jimmy Sheirgill, Kay, Pankaj
Tripathi, Jackie Shroff, Shriya Saran and Mahie Gill, Phamous revolves around a
power-struggle between four principal characters and invites you on an odyssey
that hits your heart and face at the same time.
Phamous is a Karan Lalit Butani film,
presented by Raj Khatri Filmz and produced by Raj Khatri, Vidisha Productions
and Amitabh Chandra. Phamous is scheduled to releases on June 1, 2018.