Zubaan to open 20th Busan International Film Festival

Mozez Singh’s coming-of-age musical drama, Zubaan, that marks the first time pairing of Vicky Kaushal and Sarah Jane Dias in the lead roles has been invited to be the Opening Film of the prestigious Busan International Film Festival to be held in Korea on October 1. This is the first time in the history of the biggest film festival in Asia that a Bollywood musical has been selected to open the festival, and it is indeed a huge honor. This screening will be the World Premeire of Zubaan.

Zubaan will be screened in an amphiteatre with a capactiy of over 4000 people and the audience in attendance will be the biggest luminaires from Asian cinema as well as Hollywood. The opening night is a serious and super glamourous black tie & red carpet event.

The festival authorities had been keen to select a Bollywood film to open the festival for many years but they were unable to find a film that was traditional in its core and yet it could reach out to a global audience. With Zubaan they felt that all the ingredients were in the right places and that the film had a very strong universal appeal.

Mozez is also thrilled over the fact that his debut venture will open up opportunities for Bollywood in eastern markets and he along with the lead cast and the films producers will be attending the World Premiere on October 1.

Veteran action director Sham Kaushal’s son Vicky Kaushal was discovered by Mozez Singh to play the lead role in Zubaan.

Produced by Guneet Monga and Shaan Vyas of Sikhya Entertainment & Metamozez Entertainment, Zubaan is a coming-of-age story of a young man who has a fear of music and is set between Punjab & Delhi.

Mozez says ,It is the ultimate honor for Zubaan to have its World Premiere as the Opening Film for the Busan Internatational Film Festival. For me this film is a passion project and the fact that it has been selected for this momentous occasion makes me believe that we did somethring right, and Im eagerly looking forward to sharing what promises to be a terrific experience with my cast and my producers


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