Top Entertainment and Anurag Kashyap hosted a special screening of the Oscar favorite The Artist starring Jean Dujardin, Benerice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, etc., last evening at PVR, Juhu. Directed by Michel Hazavanicus, The Artist, which has already swept 3 Golden Globes and 7 BAFTAs, is already the talk of the town with audiences and industry members routing for it to win big at the Oscars. The film has received 10 Oscar nominations and is all set to release in India on Feb 24, 2012.
To celebrate the magic of The Artist, the special screening was attended by film making students, members of the media and the industry at large. The screening was followed by a panel discussion based on the film. The panelists were all those who were major advocates of the The Artist like Anurag Kashyap, filmmaker Zoya Akhtar, director of I Am Onir and actor Sanjay Suri with eminent film and media personality Rajeev Masand as the moderator. They analysed, discussed and broke down the film from their various perspectives and answered a volley of questions posed by film school students and the media.
As a run up to the screening, Top Entertainment had hosted a short film contest via Facebook and Twitter where they'd asked participants to send in their black and white, silent short film entries. The entries were judged by Anurag Kashyap and the winning film was also showcased yesterday after the panel discussion. The contest winner Tanya Ninaam was present last evening and she presented the film to the media. She was presented with a handycam as an award by Zoya Akhtar on behalf of Top Entertainment and Anurag Kashyap
All in all - it was an evening of true magic - The magic of The Artist.