Paris-based Indian filmmaker Pan Nalin has wrapped principal photography on his debut in mainstream Hindi cinema, coming-of-age drama Angry Indian Goddesses.
The film features a hot ensemble cast of established and up-and-coming actresses, including Tannishtha Chatterjee (Brick Lane), Sandhya Mridul (The Great Indian Butterfly), singer Anushka Manchanda, actress Rajashri Deshpande, former Miss India Sarah-Jane Dias, model-turned-actress Amrit Maghera and model Pavleen Gujral.
Set in Goa, the film revolves around seven women from different walks of life who come together on a friend’s invitation. The film is produced by Jungle Book Entertainment, owned by Nalin and Gaurav Dhingra.
“It’s a light-hearted female buddy film. We have tried to deal with contemporary issues related to women without being preachy,” said Nalin. “It’s made with the sensibility of my earlier films and is not-over-the-top. But it’s my most commercial film till date.”
Nalin has previously directed features such as Samsara and Valley Of Flowers. His recent documentary Faith Connections had its world premiere at Toronto and has been sold widely by Paris-based sales agent Cite Films. He attended Film Bazaar last year with Indian-New Zealand co-production Beyond The Known World, which he plans to start shooting next summer.