-Vivek Gomber is both, a producer and an actor in the of indie film Court. Gomber as a child was an Amitabh Bachchan fan and Agneepath was his favourite movie of the actor.
-Chaitanya Tamhane is a first time writer and director who met Gombre while working on a play together.
-Gomber (36) paid Tamhane Rs.15000 to write a script for the film which took him a year to complete.
-Vivek Gomber won the National Award for Best Feature Film in India.
-International recognition was received by Court for the first time at Venice International Film Festival (Orizzonti) with two awards namely one for Best Film
and another Lion of the Future or the Luigi De Laurentiis Award for best debut film.
-The movie is based on the trial of a folk singer who is sued for abetting a sewerage worker’s suicide through one of his songs.
-Vivek Gomber completed his schooling in Singapore and studied acting for 4 years at Emerson College, Boston. Gomber’s parents were against his choice of studying acting initially.
-It took three years for Court to complete and funding for the movie came partially from Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund (10,000 Euros) and Gomber’s own pocket (about Rs 3.5 crores plus).
-The film (Court) couldn’t find any takers at the co-production market, Film Bazaar, which is organised by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), a state-run entity in India.
-Court was rejected at eight major film festivals before being selected at the Venice International Film Festival.
-The film has secured distribution deals in the US, Canada, parts of Europe, and the Middle East. In India, Gomber has floated his own film distribution company by the name of Zoo Entertainment Pvt Ltd alongside Long Live Cinema for an independent release in India. Distribution deals for US, Canada, Middle-East and parts of Europe have been awarded.
– The Court’s marketing campaign in India is relying on visiting law colleges and interacting with legal fraternity as opposed to any publicity stunts.
Source: Huffington Post