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3 films from Reliance BIG Pictures at 6th Dubai International Film Festival


Mammootty, Boman Irani, Minissha Lamba, Indraneil represent their respective films, part of the largest Indian contingent at festival
Shyam Benegal’s ‘Well Done Abba’ to compete at the festival.

Mumbai, December 4, 2009: Well Done Abba, Kutty Srank and Janala from the stable of Reliance BIG Pictures will travel for the 6th Dubai International Film Festival. The festival will be held in Dubai from December 9 - 16, 2009 during when the directors and principal cast of all these films will travel to Dubai for the screening of their films and address a press conference.

Hindi film Well Done Abba is competing in the Muhr Asia Africa Section alongside 14 other films from across the world, with only one more Indian film in that section. Actors Boman Irani, Minissha Lamba and Sameer Sattani will be present at the festival. The film is being screened on December 11 & 12.

Malayam film Kutty Srank is being screened in the Celebration of Indian Cinema Section and director Shaji N Karun along with actor Mammootty will be present at the festival. The film is being screened on December 11 & 13. Bengali film Janala is being screened in Cinema of Asia Africa section where director Buddhadeb Dasgupta and lead actor Indraneil Sengupta will be represent the film. The film is being screened on December 12 & 14.

According to Mahesh Ramanathan, COO, Reliance BIG Pictures, “It’s a great way to round off the year. The worldwide release of Paa and 3 Idiots &these festival selections add luster to a successful year where Reliance Big Pcitures have made the world take notice of the talent and growing reach of filmmakers from India.”

All these films are expected to release theatrically in 2010. After the stupendous response generated from audiences around the world and over 40 international film festivals such as Pusan Film Festival, London Film Festival, Mumbai Film Festival and International Film Festival of India- Goa Reliance BIG Pictures’ Well Done Abba, Kutty Srank & Buddhadev Dasgupta's Janala are all set to enthrall the Dubai audiences.

About Reliance Big Entertainment: Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL, www.rbe.in) is the flagship media and entertainment arm of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Group (www.relianceada.com). It has a significant presence in filmed entertainment (film production, distribution, exhibition and TV content), broadcasting, studio infrastructure, processing, digital services, music, home video, animation, events, out of home, gaming and new media.

Reliance BIG Pictures (www.bigpictures.co.in), RBEL's motion picture brand, has built a formidable Indian film production slate in English, Hindi and several other Indian languages, which it markets and distributes worldwide. The slate has projects with leading production houses and marquee Indian directors, both mainstream and arthouse, including Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rakesh Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, David Dhawan, Indra Kumar, Anurag Basu, Kunal Kohli, Priyadarshan, Madhur Bhandarkar, Sudhir Mishra, Shaji N. Karun, Shyam Benegal, Rituparno Ghosh, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, M.S. Sathyu and Amol Palekar.

In Hollywood, RBEL has signed development deals with Julia Roberts' Red Om Films, Nicolas Cage's Saturn Productions, Jim Carrey's JC 23 Entertainment, George Clooney's Smokehouse Productions, Chris Columbus' 1492 Pictures, Tom Hanks' Play Tone Productions, Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment, Jay Roach's Everyman Pictures and Brett Ratner's Rat Entertainment. Reliance MediaWorks Limited, member of Reliance Group is India's largest film processing, exhibition and services company.

Reliance Group (www.relianceada.com) is among India's largest private sector, business houses and has interests in communications, financial services, health, energy, infrastructure and media & entertainment.

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