Bollywood bigwigs who watched Thithi, at the MAMI Film Festival, can’t stop raving about it. Among them is Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap. In his latest tweet, he said “Every1in Bengaluru, Mysore & other parts of Karnataka, One of the funniest films that I have seen in recent times, “THITHI” releases today.”
His next tweet: “THITHI is that one film that I have seen thrice and I can see it any number of times. Don’t miss this gem.”
City Express spoke to writer
Ere Gowda and director Raam Reddy. “We were overjoyed when we got a dinner invitation to Nita Ambani’s home in December, where filmmakers who participated at MAMI Film Festival met,” says Ere Gowda. They met AR Rahman, Anurag Kashyap, Resul Pookutty, Rana Daggubati and Adoor Gopalakrishnan, among others.
“They were happy that Thithi was the only Indian film to enter the international competition and win the grand jury award,” says Ere Gowda, adding, “Anurag’s tweet was a surprise. He particularly liked a scene where Gadappa narrates the story to the shepherd tribes.”
Director Raam Reddy liked watching the movie seated next to Adoor. “He kept chuckling softly through the film,” says Raam. The director had connected with Anurag at Locarno Film Festival where his Bombay Velvet was screened along with Thithi.
A special screening will be organised in Mumbai for some more celebrities. “Kiran Rao has requested for a special screening. Irrfan Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali too have shown interest,” says Raam, who plans to release Thithi in Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai soon.