Mumbai: Now, Asia's biggest music festival, Sunburn will be reprised on the big screen by a bunch of Indian filmmakers. Three production houses, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Percept Pictures and Phantom Films of Anurag Kashyap have come together to make the largest music and event experience 'Sunburn' into 'Sunburn The Movie'.
In its fifth year, Sunburn has been ranked amongst the world's top ten music festivals. Seven directors have joined hands to put together a first of its kind feature film on this music festival that has become a cult in more ways than one
The film will be creatively mentored by Phantom Films and Viacom 18 will distribute and market the movie. The project, spearheaded by Vikas Bahl of Phantom Films, will be a combination of real and fiction and has been shot at
the recently concluded festival in December. "Sunburn is not only a world-class music festival, but it also is a great platform to get real life stories. We are
happy to join hands with Percept and Viacom 18 for making a film around the festival and launching seven new directors. Seven short films have been weaved together to make one interesting plot," Vikas Bahl from Phantom Film told reporters last night.
The seven new directors include Kaushik Mukherjee of 'Gandu' fame, Mozez Singh, Shlok Sharma, Vasan Bala, Rahi Anil Barve, Rukhsana Tabassum and Jason Taylor.
Stories from the Sunburn music fest will now be retold by these directors in
their own distinctive style.
"Percept Pictures has done a great job over the years to make Sunburn a world class event for music lovers. The music and atmosphere at the festival has acquired a cult following from around the world. A film against its background will be enjoyed not only by the hardcore Sunburn fans but everyone, who loves real stories and music," filmmaker Anurag Kashyap said.
The shooting of this film is over and edit work is going on. Talking about the movie, Anurag said, "Seven different filmmakers have shot their different takes on Sunburn festival which will be brought together. This film will have everything like there is a filmmaker, who has done a love story on this festival, other has something else to tell. The idea is to make film on whatever happens in Sunburn. They have met people, interviewed them, found stories and recreated them into a film with music around them."