Kennedy, directed by Anurag Kashyap and produced by Zee Studios and Good Bad Films, is primarily a police noir movie. The movie centers on an insomniac former police officer who was long believed to be dead but is actually still working for the corrupt system and seeking forgiveness. Rahul Bhat and Sunny Leone play the key characters in the movie, which has been chosen for a midnight screening at the Cannes Film Festival in 2023.
While announcing the film, Shariq Patel, CBO at Zee Studios, said,” It’s always a creatively enriching experience collaborating with Anurag Kashyap. With Kennedy, we are reaffirming our commitment to conveying Indian stories globally. We are thrilled that Kennedy happens to be the only Indian film premiering at the 76th edition of Festival De Cannes.”
Director Anurag Kashyap also added, “It’s a film and genre I always wanted to explore. It’s more polar than noir, inspired by crime writing of Patrick Manchette and his comic book collaborations with Jacques Tardi, and the cinema of Melville. It’s also a deeply personal crime/police drama and am so grateful to Zee Studios, Shariq and team, Neeraj, Bhumika, my producers Ranjan, Kabir and Kavan, my whole team, my partners in crime Sylver, Kazvin, Prashant who helped me shape it. Rahul Bhat who gave 8 months of his life, Sunny Leone who took on the challenge of it, Mohit Takalkar for taking it on…am just grateful at the moment.”
Ranjan Singh, the producer from Good Bad Films, said, “It’s always fun and enriching to make a film with Anurag, especially the ones that come from his heart. Kennedy’s journey has been similar and yet different, as the film was conceived in lockdown and shot a year later.”
Rahul Bhat and Sunny Leone star in Anurag Kashyap's Kennedy, which was written and directed by him. Produced by Zee Studios, Ranjan Singh, and Kabir Ahuja.
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