Anurag Kashyap’s action thriller ‘Kennedy’ achieves huge success, will premiere at Cannes Film Festival 2023

Anurag Kashyap’s film ‘Kennedy’ starring Rahul Bhat and Sunny Leone will premiere at Cannes Festival 2023. Coming from the house of Zee Studios and Good Bad Films, ‘Kennedy’ is a police noir film by Anurag Kashyap. The film’s story revolves around an insomniac-policeman who is long thought dead, but is still working against the corrupt system, and is searching for redemption. The film stars Rahul Bhat and Sunny Leone in lead roles. The film has been selected for the Midnight Screening section at the Cannes Film Festival 2023.

Announcing the film, Shariq Patel, CBO, Zee Studios said, “Working with Anurag Kashyap has always been an exciting experience, and I am sure this police noir drama will enthrall everyone. With ‘Kennedy’, We are reaffirming our commitment to telling Indian stories globally; as it is all set to premiere in the ‘Midnight Screening’ section at the 76th edition of the Festival de Cannes.”

Director Anurag Kashyap also said, “It’s a film and genre that I’ve always wanted to explore. It’s more polarizing than noir, a nod to Patrick Manchett’s crime writing and his comic book collaborations with Jacques Tardy and Inspired by the cinema of Melville. It is also a deeply personal crime/police drama and I would like to thank Zee Studios, Shariq and team, Neeraj, Bhumika, my producers Ranjan, Kabir and Kavan, my entire team, my partners in crime Silver, Qazvin, I am very grateful to Prashanth who helped me shape it, Rahul Bhat who gave 8 months to the film, Sunny Leone who took up the challenge, Mohit Takalkar, I am thankful to all of them.

Producer Ranjan Singh of Good Bad Films said, “Making films with Anurag has always been a fun process, especially films that come from his heart. The journey of ‘Kennedy’ has been similar yet different, as the film’s imagination Lockdown and shot after a year. Zee Studios has been the best of partners for the film and we are now excited to begin the film’s journey with a midnight screening premiere at the Festival de Cannes.”

‘Kennedy’ is a film written and directed by Anurag Kashyap starring Rahul Bhat and Sunny Leone. The film is produced by Zee Studios, Ranjan Singh and Kabir Ahuja. The DOP of the film is Sylvester Fonseca. The music supervisor of the film is Ashish Narula and the songs are by Aamir Aziz and Boyblank. The editors of the film are Tanya Chhabria and Deepak Katar.

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