Devashish Makhija’s dark twist on the fairy-tale Little Red Riding Hood – Ajji seems to have turned into Festival favorite. The film will have a world premiere at the prestigious Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) today in the New Currents competition and to be judged by a jury headed by eminent filmmaker Oliver Stone.
The film is also competing at the India Gold section for Indian feature films, at MAMI. The story of a grandmother seeking revenge for the rape of her 9 year old granddaughter has touched a chord with the audience because it is also invited to Black Nights Film Festival at Tallinn, Estonia.
Director Devashish shares that fairy tales are written metaphorically and Ajji is relevant with present times. Saregama set up Yoodlle Films to support independent filmmakers who want to tell stories that others shy away from and the idea seems to have caught on. Says Vikram Mehra, Yoodlee Films is guided by their belief and the fact that it is making a mark at all the festivals is a proof that they are on the right track.