IFC Films Takes North American Rights To Heist Comedy ‘Four Samosas’
IFC Films announced today it is acquiring North American rights to the comedy “Four Samosas” written and directed by Ravi Kapoor (“Miss India America”). The film had its world premiere at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival. IFC Films will release the film in theaters and on-demand on December 2, 2022.
“Four Samosas” is produced by Kapoor; alongside Venk Potula for Khrisp Entertainment, Rajiv Maikhuri, and Craig Stovel for Creative Rebel Productions. It is executive produced by Utkarsh Ambudkar (Ghosts), Karan Soni, Sanjay M. Sharma, Milan Chakraborty of Marginal MediaWorks, and Kathrin Hamilton and Matthew Young.
The ensemble cast is led by Potula (‘Veep’), along with Sonal Shah (“The High Note”), Sharmita Bhattacharya (“Grown-ish”), Nirvan Patnaik, Karan Soni (“Deadpool”), Summer Bishil (“Under the Silver Lake”), Meera Simhan (“Hello I Must Be Going”).
Set in LA’s Little India neighborhood, “Four Samosas” is a quirky romantic comedy about wanna-be South Asian American rapper, Vinny (Potula), who along with three friends – first-time thieves – plan a heist on a grocery store owned by his ex-girlfriend’s father, in order to steal her wedding diamonds and disrupt her pending engagement.
Arianna Bocco, President of IFC Films said, “Ravi has made a hilarious film that is part comedy and part heist movie with a spirit and style reminiscent of Wes Anderson. It features an incredible ensemble cast who are totally game for Kapoor’s wild ride. We’re so thrilled to have Ravi and his team as part of the IFC Family, and we can’t wait for audiences to experience this endearing and original film.”
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Writer and director Ravi Kapoor added, “After a fantastic coming out party at Tribeca, we’re thrilled that IFC Films will keep the good vibes going. They recognize how our film about finding your crew can resonate with audiences of all ilks!”
The deal for the film was negotiated by SVP of Acquisitions and Productions for IFC Films, Scott Shooman, and Verve Ventures on behalf of the filmmakers.
Kapoor is repped by Verve and Brinda Bhatt at Artistry Collective.