The Jio MAMI film club’s second installment – The India Premiere of Brahman Naman held on Monday, June 27th was a rousing success. Audi 3 at PVR Icon, Versova was packed with film club members from across the city and prominent personalities from the film industry such as actors Vicky Kaushal, Rajkumar Rao, Ranvir Shorey, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Tillotama Shome, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Sobhita Dhulipala, stand up artists Abish Mathew, Aditi Mittal, Naveen Richard, filmmaker Neeraj Ghaywan and producer Guneet Monga. Also present at the screening were the cast and crew of Brahman Naman.
The post screening Q & A session with Director Q writer Naman Ramachandran and Shashank Arora was moderated by writer-director Vasan Bala. It was insightful and humorous, giving the audience a peek into the making of the movie. Q spoke about his unique approach to filmmaking in which he first works on the music and then lens selection. He also spoke about the acting workshops that were led by Tanmay Dhanania – a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). Writer Naman Ramachandran remarked that getting permission to use songs of Jethro Tull and Rod Stewart was easy, but they did not get consent to use songs of popular music directors Ilaiyaraja and Hamsalekha. Editor Manas Mittal was of the opinion that people should support initiatives like Jio MAMI Film Club With Star as they help films like Brahman Naman to get made and be seen by audiences.
Q lived up to his reputation of agent provocateur with his parting remark, “Brahman Naman is out on July 7. Tell your friends, don’t tell your family!”
About The MAMI Film Club:
The MAMI Film Club is a platform for filmmakers and film lovers, which is dedicated to igniting and cultivating a passion for cinema. Through year-round activities such as screenings, masterclasses, in-depth conversations with talent, and workshops, the Club aims to inspire and fuel creativity. There will also be activities designed to engage children and young adults, with the vision to nurture our future audiences. Besides screening a host of curated series of uncensored movies and the best of cinema from around the world, masterclasses will be hosted with some of the most renowned and successful creators working in film, both from India and abroad, to encourage conversations on cinema with an aim to nurture, support, engage, educate and entertain. As a pre-cursor to Half-Ticket, MAMI’s year round roster of activities will also feature Special Film Programmes for Children and Young Adults to introduce cinema from all around the world to them and do post screening sessions. The club will also have a special focus on Knowledge Bootcamps that will be held for industry members to encourage and enable exchange of knowledge and information within the industry, and foster a more cohesive work culture.