Actor Vinay Pathak says Island City, which captures the essence of modern life in Mumbai scores very high on the entertainment scale because the unique interplay of tragedy and comedy of the film offers a refreshing experience.
The movie marks the directorial debut of Ruchika Oberoi, who has also wrote the script.
Produced by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC, the film was screened at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, where Ruchika won the FEDORA prize for the Best Young Director. Vinay says the audience immediately feel a connect with the story when they watch it.
“It is a story about how all of us are so engrossed in our daily life and work. How we become our work and work becomes us and how we start to lose perspective of reality. We forget to enjoy life and have fun… leading to a robotic existence,” Vinay said.
“It is a good film and a good film is like a good piece of literature,” he adds. The film also has earned rave reviews in foreign media.
Vinay, 48, says it was he who was after Ruchika to get him on board the film. “I knew she was making a film as we have known each other. When she finally gave me the script, I was blown by it. I called her right away and said I am on for it.”
The film also stars Tannishtha Chatterjee, Amruta Subhash, who was last seen in “Raman Raghav 2.0” and Ashwin Mushran. It will be released on September 2. Vinay and Tannishtha do not share the screen in the film.
Ruchika and the director of photography Sylvester Fonseca, are relative newcomers to the film industry with very limited movie making the experience. – CINEWS