By Srikanth Kanchinadham. Posted on January 25, 2016
Q's Brahman Naman premiered at the Sundance Film Festival yesterday. Directed by Q and written by Naman Ramachandran, the film follows the life of a geeky teenager in Bangalore in the 80's, and his hyperactive sex drive. The movie stars Shashank Arora of Titli fame as Naman & also has Sid Mallya playing the antagonist in the film. Brahman Naman is competing in the World Cinema dramatic competition at the festival.
The film opens up new avenues to the teenage adult comedy genre in India, and with Q directing the feature, it is expected that the Brahman Naman will showcase all the rawness that the genre promises. Indiewire has already dubbed it Sundance's Wildest Sex Comedy.
The adult comedy film is set in the 1980's Bangalore revolving around the life of a 17-year-old who is addicted to whisky, has a filthy mouth as well as a porn collection, but also tops his class. The brief intro to the film on the Sundance site describes the film;
Being a teenage virgin in Bangalore, India during the 1980s was not for the faint-hearted. If you were a quiz nerd on top of that, forget about it. Naman, a young quizard who is determined not to sleep alone, leads his hopelessly nerdy high school friends on a trip to Calcutta with their eyes on a major college quiz prize. Young, smart, and full of heart, the trio are determined to win, but they’re just as determined to lose their virginity in the process.
Having previously directed Tasher Desh, Gandu and Ludo, Brahman Naman is a bit of shift from the previous filmography of Q. The teaser is hilarious and has enough to hook you.