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'Noblemen' mirrors society's current authoritarian drift: Director

IANS  |  Mumbai 

"Noblemen" Kataria, who is happy that won the Best Child Award at the (NYIFF) for the film, says the project mirrors the society's reality about

"It's really heartwarming to see our film being appreciated and winning the Best Child Award at the 'Noblemen' is a sincere attempt at highlighting and its effects which is both widespread and severely debilitating.

"Set in an all boys' boarding school, it mirrors the society's current authoritarian drift," Kataria said in a statement.

A project, the film is inspired by William Shakespeare's play "The Merchant of Venice". It talks about the struggles of adolescent years and deals with the pertinent theme of bullying, which is rampant in high schools.

essays the role of a in a prestigious boarding school. He uses unique and unconventional ways of teaching theatre to his students.

Ali plays the central character Shray, who is chosen to play the lead character of Bassanio in "The Merchant of Venice", much to the dismay of his seniors who also want the coveted part. It unleashes a chain of incidents that have far reaching repercussions.

Siddharth Anand Kumar, Vice President - Films and TV, Saregama, said: "'Noblemen' is a striking piece of work - gripping and sensitive in equal measure, and gives a strong voice to the social malady of "

The film will release in mid-2018.



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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 17:32 IST