Debut director Irfan Kamal’s film “Thanks Maa” was well-received at just concluded Cannes festival
The film ‘Thanks Maa’ produced by Quantum Productions and directed by debutant director Irfan Kamal generated lot of interest at the recently concluded 62nd Cannes Film Festival 2009. With three successful market screenings at the festival, the film market at Cannes was abuzz after the film received an incredible response and 100 per cent occupancy. The market at Cannes bustled with international distributors and buyers who ardently discussed ‘Thanks Maa’ and were keen to take the film to their respective countries. Said Irfan, “The response that ‘Thanks Maa’ received from all the distributors at the market screening was phenomenal. I was surprised at the interest shown by foreign buyers to an Indian film on such a sensitive topic.”
Gagan Khemka of Quantum Films, producer of ‘Thanks Maa’, said, “We made ‘Thanks Maa’ with no strategies or markets in mind, we just made a film from the heart and true to the issue of ‘abandonment of babies’. I am happy with the international market response to it.”
“Thanks Maa” promises to touch human hearts beyond boundaries. It is based on the sensitive topic of abandoned children with truly an Indian connect. The film has been nominated in two categories at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.