Manoj Bajpayee’s ‘The Fable’ Marks a Landmark as the Second Indian Film in 30 Years to Premiere in Key Berlinale Competition

In a historic achievement for Indian cinema, the Berlin International Film Festival has revealed that ‘The Fable’ is set to make its world debut in the Encounters Competition at the prestigious 74th edition. This marks the second Indian production in the last three decades to premiere in a competitive section of the Berlinale, underscoring the global recognition of Indian storytelling and filmmaking prowess.

Manoj Bajpayee, one of the stellar actors in ‘The Fable,’ expressed his excitement about joining the cast, stating, “Joining the cast of ‘The Fable’ has been an incredible experience.” He lauded the creative brilliance of director Raam Reddy and emphasized that the film’s inclusion in the Berlinale is a testament to the international acclaim Indian storytelling is garnering.

The ensemble cast of ‘The Fable’ boasts accomplished actors, including Manoj Bajpayee, Priyanka Bose, Deepak Dobriyal, Tillotama Shome, Hiral Sidhu, and the talented child actor Awan Pookot. Director Raam Reddy shared his sentiments, describing ‘The Fable’ as not just a film but an unadulterated piece of his soul. He expressed gratitude for the opportunity to work with a brilliant cast and premiere the film in a competitive segment of the Berlinale.

The film’s visionary director, Raam Reddy, highlighted the significance of this achievement, stating, “The Fable is not just a film, but an unadulterated piece of my soul.” He considers himself fortunate for various reasons, including the collaboration with Manoj Bajpayee and the beautiful cast, the film’s premiere in a competitive Berlinale segment, and the global support for the project. Reddy’s artistic vision is complemented by seasoned producer Sunmim Park, known for her contributions to numerous international breakthroughs and the worldwide success of “The Others,” starring Nicole Kidman.

It’s noteworthy that ‘The Fable’ follows in the footsteps of ‘The Shepherdess and The Seven Songs,’ the most recent Indian film to compete in the Encounters Competition in 2020. The film promises to be a beacon for Indian cinema, showcasing its diversity, depth, and global appeal on one of the world’s most esteemed cinematic platforms.


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