First posters of Adil Hussain's 'Footprints On Water' and Randeep Hooda's 'Rat On The Highway' were unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival. Both films are produced by the UK-based film company, The Production Headquarters Ltd.
'Footprints on Water' is a gritty, realistic drama telling the story of Raghu, an illegal immigrant in the UK searching for his missing daughter. The movie features Adil Hussain, Nimisha Sajayan, Lena Kumar, and British actor Antonio Akeel. Directed by newcomer Nathalia Syam, the movie is also generating buzz for the sound design by Oscar-winner Resul Pookutty. The film is in the post-production stage.
Kerala-born Nathalia Syam is the granddaughter of O. Madhavan, notable Indian theatre director, actor, and politician, and Vijayakumari, an Indian stage, television, and film actress. Her last short film, Lehenga, was nominated for the 'Best of British 2018' award at the BAFTA.
On the other hand, Rat on the Highway is a thriller in which Randeep Hooda plays an amnesiac advertising professional trying to remember the last two days of his life. The film was shot in Scotland and directed by Vivek Chouhan.
Mohaan Nadaar of The Production Headquarters Ltd. said the company has several projects lined up to celebrate Indian stories. He added that the goal is to bring struggles to the screen in a way that it imitates life. "In some cases, the issues raised are intensely personal and local." The treatment, locations, production values, and marketing will place these movies on a global map, he added.
He further said the motto of the company is that no matter which country it showcases, cinema is international.
Both posters were unveiled at the India Pavilion.