Guru Films Founder and producer of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful film Oh! Baby – Sunitha Tati’s next, English-language international film Arrangements of love is selected in the International Financing Forum (IFF) by ‘Ontario Creates’ at the prestigious 46th Toronto International Film Festival 2021. Arrangements of love is the only Asian film selected from 41 films from around the world in the IFF, which will be shown virtually from September 13-14, 2021.
Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed writer Timeri N. Murari, the film will be directed by Stranger and Downton Abbey famous filmmaker and Bafta award-winning writer and director Philip John. “Arrangements of love ‘ takes us on a journey with a Welsh-Indian man on his conquest, to find his estranged father with an impromptu visit to his homeland Quiet of love and the journey of an unencumbered Man looking for the warmth of family.
Co-written by Philip John and British National Television Award winner Nimmi Harasgam and produced by Sunitha Tati, the film is set to be shot in India and Wales. The film will complete its post-production in Wales with collaborations with the renowned production house Gelert TV for edit & grading, Bang Post Production for sound dub and Deian Humphreys for sound design
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Guru Films founder and producer Sunitha Tati says: “Having traveled with this book for over 15 years and seeing this dream project come to life has been a remarkable journey. It was an enriching experience to start this journey with the expressive and omniscient Timeri, the author of the book. Moving on, we worked with the multi-talented director / writer Phil and the astute writer Nimmi, who contributed so much to the project that it can take the next leap in storytelling. “
With his best wishes for the project, he shares Baahubali: The beginning Star Rana Daggubati says: “Arrangements of Love is an Indian international production. It’s New Age Global Cinema at its best of us. With top-notch technicians, two-time BAFTA award-winning writer / director – Phil John, this project looks promising! Congratulations to the entire team for taking this step in making the South Indian film industry known worldwide. I wish Sunitha Tati and our team the best of luck at Ontario Creates IFF. “
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Welsh director Philip John says: “Both Nimmi and I are thrilled that our project, into which we have put the most important of our internal organs, was selected to take part in this prestigious TIFF forum. My very first short film was a father-son story, and I’m more than excited to see my second feature film return to this arena. As a filmmaker, I’m looking forward to a truly international co-production between Wales and India with Sunitha Tati and Guru. “.
“The Arrangements of Love is an intricate and subtle exploration of love; Whimsical and bizarre it tells of the characters who are all looking for something – and the search for love in all its facets is hidden beneath their stories. Love, after all, is the raft we all hold onto in this very lonely sea in which we exist. Without it, everything else is meaningless “ adds the writer Timeri N Murari.