Mumbai, May 14th, 2009: BIG Pictures, motion picture brand of Reliance Big Entertainment, supernatural thriller ’13B- Fear Has A New Address’ has been official selected at the 12th Shanghai International Film Festival, to be held from 13th June to 21st June. The film will be screened in the International Panorama Section which turns out to have a total number of over 300,000 annual audiences.
Commenting on this, director Vikram K. Kumar says, I am absolutely ecstatic that 13 B is being showcased at Shanghai International Film Festival, a prominent Asian film festival. 13B is receiving commercial and critical acclaim and I am happy for everyone involved with the film.
’13B- Fear Has A New Address’ stars R Madhavan, Neetu Chandra, Sachin Khedekar, Murali Sharma and Poonam Dhillon. It released in India on 6th March, 2009. The film was the first Indian film to be shot and released simultaneously in Hindi and Tamil language original versions. The Tamil version of 13B is named ‘Yaavarum Nalam’
About Shanghai International Film Festival: Shanghai International Film Festival (www.siff.com), originated in 1993, is hosted by the State Administration of Radio, Film & Television and Shanghai Municipal Government; and organized by Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture, Radio, Film & TV and Shanghai Media & Entertainment Group. Upon successful organization of the first two editions, the festival was soon accredited by FIAPF as one of the competitive feature film festivals. With successful 11 editions in the past 16 years and backed up by fast growing Chinese movies and a globalized film industry worldwide in general, Shanghai International Film Festival has consolidated on its own developing strategy, focusing on a clear and integral structure of the four major sections – Film Competitions, SIFF Mart, Film Forum and International Panorama. The Shanghai International Film Festival is China’s largest and only A category film festival.
About Reliance Big Entertainment Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL, www.rbe.in) is the flagship media and entertainment arm of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (www.relianceada.com). It has a significant presence in filmed entertainment (film production,distribution, exhibition and TV content), broadcasting, studio infrastructure, processing, digital services, music, home video, animation, events, out of home, gaming and new media.
BIG Pictures, RBEL’s motion picture brand, has built a formidable Indian film production slate in English, Hindi and several other Indian languages, which it markets and distributes worldwide.The slate has projects with leading production houses and marquee Indian directors, both mainstream and arthouse, including Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rakesh Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, David Dhawan,Anurag Basu, Kunal Kohli, Priyadarshan, Madhur Bhandarkar, Sudhir Mishra, Shaji N. Karun, Shyam Benegal, Rituparno Ghosh, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, M.S. Sathyu and Amol Palekar.
In Hollywood, Reliance Big Entertainment has signed development deals with Julia Roberts’ Red Om Films, Nicolas Cage’s Saturn Productions, Jim Carrey’s JC 23 Entertainment, George Clooney’s Smokehouse Productions, Chris Columbus’ 1492 Pictures, Tom Hanks’ PlayTone Productions, Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, Jay Roach’s Everyman Pictures and Brett Ratner’s Rat Entertainment.
Reliance Big Entertainment associate company ADLABS is India’s largest film processing, exhibition and services company.
Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (www.relianceada.com) is among India’s largest private sector, business houses and has interests in communications, financial services, health, energy, infrastructure and media & entertainment.