By Aditi Patwardhan. Posted on January 22, 2016
Rajat Kapoor's unreleased film Private Detective: Two Plus Two Plus One starring Irrfan Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Ally Khan and Kashmira Shah will be screened for the first time on 27th January 2016 by 'The Masters', an initiative started by Drishyam Films. The screening, which is open to all will take place at Fun Cinemas, Andheri from 7.30pm onward. Screenwriter, lyricist and comedian Varun Grover will be moderating the interactive Q & A session with the filmmaker and the audience post screening.
This is going to be the first public screening of Private Detective: Two Plus Two Plus One, Rajat Kapoor's directorial debut, that didn’t have a theatrical release. The film also marks the debut of Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty and it was also Reema Kagti's first film as an assistant director.
The synopsis of the film reads that it's an urban contemporary film about adultery, murder and betrayal in the film noir style. A simple story to which the director imparts a feeling of unrest and disquiet, catching the city in its various moods. The film breaks generic conventions, notably in the presentation of the private detective through his deglamorized life and his process of discovery of 'who did it'. It is not constructed through his point of view at all. In fact the policeman and the detective, the fact finders, are in the dark about the crime, to the very end.
Drishyam Films has started 'The Masters', a monthly series of exclusive sessions with the aim to bring rare and unseen films by India's finest talents to film buffs along with interactive sessions with the filmmakers. After opening the initiative with the first public screening of Sriram Raghavan’s 1991 documentary Raman Raghav, this is the second session in the series.
Shiladitya Bora, CEO, Drishyam Films, says, "Through 'The Masters', we want to bring to the fore those rare films, that will finally get the audience they so rightly deserved. Seeing the first steps of one of your favourite filmmakers on the big screen is a dream come true for the mad-about-movies Drishyam team, and I hope it will be a similar experience for our audience."
Though the screening of the film is free of charge and open to all, due to limited seats being available, prior registration is required. You can register for the session here.