The only action film to make the cut at the 20th Stuttgart Film Festival, Germany is part-1 of the world’ s first Animal Lover Vigilante universe “Lakadbaggha-1”. The festival will also showcase the Oscar Nominated Indian documentary “All that Breathes” by Shaunak Sen amongst many other gems.
Lakadbaggha (Hyena) – an action film set in Kolkata is about protecting indie dogs & animals at large – starring Anshuman Jha, Ridhi Dogra & Milind Soman – it made a lot of noise earlier this year with its theatrical release after opening at the Kolkata International Film Festival in December last year & winning the Best Actor Award for Jha at the HBO South Asian Film Festival in New York. The action of the film has been unanimously lauded for its authenticity & for the believable hand to hand combat sequences. Jha trained in Krav-Maga with Tsahi Shemesh (who has previously trained the Avengers cast) in New York & the film had action by the cult action master of ‘Ong-Bak’ Kecha Kamphakdee. The sequel of the film is being written by Sourav Ghosh & will be going on the floors at the end of this year.
A leading OTT platform(Zee5) will be soon doing its Digital Premiere & the announcement video with Jha was shared by the platform & Anshuman on World Environment Day on June 5th on their Social Media Handles.
Anshuman & Ridhi are scheduled to travel to Germany for the festival & Jha said
“We are excited & grateful that our love letter to dogs is breaking the language barrier & will reach an audience in Germany. Animal trafficking & cruelty is a grave environmental issue & I am happy that the festival is giving a voice to the voiceless. This is a shot in the arm as we prep for a bigger Part-2. We are Thankful to the selection committee at Stuttgart & stoked to be there for our European Premiere.”