Anurag Kashyap, who has taken several of his films to the Cannes International Film Festival, including Gangs of Wasseypur, Peddlers, and Bombay Talkies, among others, has just announced that his upcoming film, Raman Raghav 2.0 will be premiered at Cannes Director's fortnight.
Kashyap took to Twitter to make the announcement:
Raman Raghav 2.0 to premiere at Cannes Directors Fortnight.. Congratulations team
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) April 19, 2016
The title character in Raman Raghav 2.0 is played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who has been to Cannes earlier with GOW. Vicky Kaushal, of Masaan fame, is also in the film.
According to this article in Variety, Kashyap's film is being called Pyscho Raman (which is another pseudonym of the character that the film is based on).
Raman Raghav 2.0 is the story of a real life serial killer called Raman Raghav, infamous for his criminal activity in suburban Mumbai during the 1960s. The film is set to release on 27 May.
Filmmaker Sriram Raghavan had earlier made a 70-minute documentary on the serial killer, which has Raghubir Yadav as the lead.