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Emraan Hashmi starrer Harami selected for Busan Film Festival's prestigious main competition

Harami is an Indo- American production feature film, written and directed by Shyam Madiraju. The film is one among the top 10 selected from nice countries participating in the competition.

Emraan Hashmi starrer Harami selected for Busan Film Festival's prestigious main competition
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Harami, an Indo- American production feature film, written and directed by Shyam Madiraju and featuring Emraan Hashmi has officially been selected to be a part of the main competition section (New Horizons) of the Busan International Film Festival 2020.

The film is one among the top 10 selected from nice countries participating in the competition. Moreover, Harami is the only Indian film to be selected for this year's main competition. 

In a year drastically affected by Coronavirus, Busan is one of the important festivals that's taking place physically. All 194 films selected this year for the festival will all be screened physically in theatres, and the festival is scheduled October 21-30, 2020.

Talking about the same, Shyam Madiraju said, "As a filmmaker, I’m truly elated that Harami has been invited to be a part of Busan Festival’s main competition section. Korea is the epicentre of the filmmaking universe right now, so it’s an immense honour to be a part of their celebration of cinema this year."

Adding more about the film, he said, "Harami, while set in the streets and slums of Mumbai is a universal story of hope and redemption. The film, a labour of love, took me over two years to just scout during numerous visits to India and despite all the monumental challenges we shot live in Victoria Terminus, Bombay Central, and other trains stations, a feat not for the faint-hearted. With crews over 200 including international talent from America, UK, Denmark and South Africa, Harami was a global production set in the slums of Dharavi and crowded streets of Mohamed Ali Road. The most endearing and cherishing part of this whole journey was working with all the actors in the film. Especially the kids, a majority of them have never acted before, and some actually from Dharavi; it was an experience of a lifetime."

Actor Emraan Hashmi expressed his joy, and added, "It was Shyam’s script that really attracted me to his project. And his obsession with details, it was very contagious. Kudos to Shyam and his Harami team for making it into the prestigious main competition section of the festival. It was a true passion project for all involved and I am looking forward to the day when we will be able to share the film with the Indian audience."

Harami is a hard-hitting, visually striking street saga of youth crime and broken destinies, love and redemption, played out against the vibrant backdrop of chaotic and relentless Mumbai. The film is produced by Pravesh Kumar Rajput and Brent Maddock, with Paul Feig and  Sunny Khanna as Executive Producers.

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