Ajay Bahl's erotic drama B.A. PASS starring Shilpa Shukla and Shadab Kamal is continuing to impress one and all. The lucky ones who have seen the Neo Noir film can’t stop raving about it.
Says noted film director Vishal Bharadwaj, 'Well crafted..Beautifully shot..Very brave and genuine performance by Shilpa Shukla.”
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt declares, “B.A.PASS is Outstanding! Raw! Human! Truthful! Ajay Bahl outdistances his contemporaries by miles in his debut film.”
Film critic and journalist, Subhash K Jha, says, “A stark and brutal saga of seduction & betrayal…B.A.PASS is a rare work of cinema which explores the dark regions of the human mind in a language that is cinematic in the purest sense…don’t miss this exceptional gripping thriller.”
Renowned Bengali filmmaker Bhuddhadeb Dasgupta pronounces, “A remarkable debut…Very good performances…Technically outstanding… A must watch film!'
Celebrated film critic and filmmaker Khalid Mohamed states, “The most audacious film I have seen in years, visceral, brutally real, B.A.PASS blew me away!”
Based on Mohan Sikka's short story ‘The Railway Aunty’, B.A.PASS has been screened at many prestigious film festivals including Montreal World Film Festival, New York Indian Film Festival, ImagineIndia Spain, Jeonju- South Korea etc. It won the best film and best actor awards at Osian Cinefan film festival and was also voted best film by the French audience in the South Asian Alternative Film Festival in Paris earlier this year. Till date, B.A.PASS won four awards and five nominations.
The entire list of awards and nominations of the film are as follows:
1) Best film in the Indian Competition at Osian’s Cinefan, New Delhi
2) Best Actor at Osian’s Cinefan, New Delhi
3) Audience choice award FFAST Paris
4) Best supporting actor at New Jersey South Asian Film Festival
1) Golden Zenith for first features world competition at Montreal world film festival
2) Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay at New York Indian Film Festival
B.A. PASS is all set to hit theatres on August 2nd.