By B B Nagpal
The Indo-British crime thriller ‘Scotland’ directed by Manish Vatssalya, which has received 62 international awards and made it to the Oscars Best feature film category is set to release digitally on 7 August on ShemarooMe Box Office.
Director Manish Vatssalya said, “It was an incredible honour to make such a socially relevant movie. To then get bracketed along with Hollywood blockbusters and cinema worldwide at the Oscars is a dream come true for any director. I hope the viewers admire the effort of some of the brilliant minds of creativity at work.”
‘Scotland’ is based on real incidents of rapes in India. What happens when the ruthless rapists get away from a faulty legal system and father of a rape victim delivers justice in his own way is the movie’s trigger. The song in the movie brought to the viewers by Zee music, ‘Mere Parvardigaar’ rendered by Arijit Singh has been penned by Rajiv Rana.
Ex Scottish cop debutant Adam Saini who won 11 best actor’s awards in various international film festivals for the movie said: “It was such a delight for a newcomer like me to get sculpted by the talented hands of Manish Vatssalya.”
Scotland features Adam Saini, Khushboo Purohit a much-celebrated finalist of Dance India Dance and popular soap opera face Chetan Pandit known for ‘A Wednesday’ and ‘Dilwale’ etc, Daya Shankar Pandey is known for ‘Lagaan’ and popular TV show ‘Tarak Mehta Ka Ulta Chashma’, young talent like Aakash Dagar, Samar Katyaan, Amin Gazi, Shahbaz Khan, Sanjeev Jha, Hema Kanoi and director Vatssalya himself among others.
The film written by Piyush Priyank and edited by Mansoor Azmi has been produced by British producer Zaina Ibourek and Manish Vatssalya under the banner of Mars UK Films and Vatssalya Films. The film can be viewed by making a booking on the ShemarooMe app and through Book My Show as well.
BB Nagpal is a reputed Journalist, Visiting Professor (Media, PR and Cinema Studies), Film Critic for the past 51 years. He retired as Chief of Bureau of United News of India (UNI) after more than 36 years of service in November 2005 and was founder Chief Editor of the Lok Sabha TV channel.