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9 ELEVEN will close The Peoples Film Festival (TPFF) in NY

9 ELEVEN selected as the CLOSING NIGHT Film for the prestigious The Peoples Film Festival (TPFF) -  New York City.
Saturday, May 19th - 2012


April 21, 2012 : New York -   The Peoples Film Festival (TPFF) today announced the CLOSING NIGHT FILM for their 2012 Festival -  Award-Winning Film '9 ELEVEN' -  Written/Directed by Manan Singh Katohora; Produced by  ADF (Narain Kumar Kathur and Sadhna Mathur) in association with JMD Creations (Manan Singh Katohora);  CAST consists of - Devasish Ray, Tejash Natali,  Nikkitasha Marwaha, Sumeet Verma, Vicki Yung, Homi Irani, Vick Krishna, Paul Singh, Chinmay Dhamne,  Roni Mazumdar, Rashmi Pradhan, Salsabil Malik,  Aisha Rasul,  Manvi Puri, Tanuj Mathur, Priya Mathur, Jyoti Singh, Sonny Chatrath, Samir Stewart, Gopi  Jagannathan; And in SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES -  Mandira Mehra,   Nilima Mehra, Nitin Verma, Ripneet Brar, Shalabh Agrawal, Sonny Suri, and Bollywood Actress Kashmera Shah. 
(Note: Please scroll down for complete cast/crew list)

  The Peoples Film Festival (TPFF) is a showcase of extraordinary films  that use various different media formats to produce quality films.   TPFF celebrates the power of the media when placed in the hands of the people.  Whether it is a protest, or powerful clip shot in the most extreme conditions, these stories matter to TPFF.  Theirr objective is to level the playing field while giving the everyday videographer and independent producer alike, the same opportunities to debut their work on the big screen.  Their main focus is on content, the apparatus used, the technology and delivery.     Manan Singh Katohora is the Winner of 2012 Rising Star Award for his feature film '9 Eleven'.  The Canada International Film Festival has  firmly established itself among the top film festivals in Canada.  Held  each year in the beautiful and cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, British Columbia, the festival brings the very best of World Cinema to Canada from over 90 countries around the world.  The festival is dedicated to the creation of opportunities for the artistic interaction and exchange among independent filmmakers and the film-going community.  Each year, awards are presented in all of the main categories for the top films and  filmmakers, writers and actors.

Written and Directed by Manan Singh Katohora, '9 ELEVEN' portrays the life of 11 people who belong to different walks of life. Though each  individual has achieved a measure of success in their individual lives,  their darkest secrets come out in the open when all of them are given some time for introspection, when they meet each other in a bizarre twist of events. They realize that their lives are inter-woven and this literally shakes up their... peaceful lives. Terrorized to the core by an unknown entity in an unfamiliar place, each individual is petrified and is hesitant to talk or take each other into confidence for one simple reason... The Fear of the Unknown!
The film '9-Eleven' is a fast paced thriller with undertones of terrorism. Terrorism need not be political, "ideologically" generated or  xenophobic. Terrorism can also be a great motivator for conflict resolution or revenge. The question is how does one survive collectively  in meeting this growing phenomenon.......head on?
Kashmera Shah features in an item number composed by 'Dilwaale Dulhania Le Jaayenge' fame Music Director Jatin Pandit.
'9 Eleven' is represented by Databazaar Media - in North America.

Databazaar Media is an on-demand IPTV/ internet streaming service that provides users with unlimited streaming of Movies, TV Shows and Music Videos in over six Indian languages such as Hindi, Bengali, English, and  Marathi etc. for a flat monthly rate. The service is accessible on a number of devices and platforms such as Roku, NeoTV, Google TV, iPad, connected TVs and DVD players, and on Boxee.   Databazaar Media Ventures  is a part of the US-headquartered Databazaar Group of companies with businesses in such diverse verticals as ecommerce, technology distribution, software development, outsourcing and entertainment media.  Databazaar Media Ventures acts as an exclusive gateway for Indian films  to North America, combining the latest in digital technologies with the  best in traditional methods in a new, fusion distribution model that will maximize North American film revenues.  Databazaar Media is the missing link that ensures the most effective marketing of modern Indian films.  Databazaar Media Ventures understands the need for quality Indian film producers of the “alternative” and “urban” genre to find additional revenue sources to bridge the gap between your production costs and revenue from local markets.

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Producer: Amar Durga Films
In Association with JMD Creations
Executive Producers: Paula Hart, Narain Kumar Mathur & Sadhna Mathur
Co Producers: Dr. Krishan Mathur, Kiren Mathur & Manan Singh Katohora

Writer & Director: Manan Singh Katohora
Music Composer: Jatin Pandit
Lyricist: Sanjay Chel

Editor: Aftab Asghar
Art Director / Sets Designer: Roman Gabriel
Cinematographer: Jigme Tenzing
Sound Recordist: Joshua Hilson
Costume Designer: Navneeta Khemka
Head of Makeup: Salsabil Malik

Unit Production Manager: Venu Nakshathram
Chief Assistant Director/ Line Producer: Roli Chaturvedi
Gaffer: Gautam Kadian
Grip: Rob Thompson
Costume Designer (Item Song): Shalini Benjamin
2nd Unit Line Producer: Rajiv Anand
Production Controller: Anirudh Singh
Choreographer: Amaan Shabana Khan
2nd Unit Cinematographer: Rajesh Rathore
2nd Unit Art Director: Roomi Khan & Ganesh Nishad
1st Assistant Director: Vick Krishna
2nd Assistant Director: Sri Saripalli
1st Assistant Cameraman: Ravi Shankar
2nd Assistant Cameraman: Violetta D'Agata
Boom Operator: Jack Martin
Production Assistants: Soumya Menon, Jason Dunmore, Lonnie Tait Varsha
Production Interns: Ripneet Brar, Avneet Chawla, Madhu Vaidya, Arti Singh
Assistant Art Director: John Dorsey
D.I.T.: Damon Meledones, John Vallon
Legal Service: Sharma Law Group, Mr. Onkar N. Sharma, Esq.
Publicity: Rajiv Anand, Page 3 Entertainment & JMD Creations PR Division

Special  Thanks: Bhupinder Singh Katohora, Harvinder Katohora, Tirlok Malik, Gurmeet Sodhi, Dr. Suresh Khetan, Dr. Suresh K. Gupta, Paul Patel, Stayce & Boyce – Screenscope Studios, Neena Bhaskar, Dr. Sambhu N Banik, Davinder Singh Marwaha, Nilima Mehra, Frank Islam, Kainaz Pandit,  and Devasish Ray. 


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