About

Being a teenage virgin in Bangalore, India during the 1980s was not for the faint-hearted. If you were a quiz nerd on top of that, forget about it. Naman, a young quizard who is determined not to sleep alone, leads his hopelessly nerdy high school friends on a trip to Calcutta with their eyes on a major college quiz prize. Young, smart, and full of heart, the trio are determined to win, but they’re just as determined to lose their virginity in the process.

Raising a finger to the Indian upper class, the camera is mightier than any sword for director Q. Revered internationally as one of India’s most vital independent filmmakers, this provocateur‘s newest cinematic cocktail takes the classic American teen comedy, sharpens it with bawdy British word play, and hurls it in the face of the establishment with a fresh Indian cast. This is a stylish, hilarious postcolonial rub that proves the pulse of underground Indian cinema has quickened.

YEAR 2015

SECTION World Drama

COUNTRY United Kingdom/India

RUN TIME 94 min

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Artist Bio

Q

Q is at the forefront of a new independent cinema in India. Based in Goa and Calcutta, he produces aggressively transgressive work through his company, Oddjoint. His film Gandu (loose translation: “Asshole”) was an official selection at the Berlinale and has been compared to Trainspotting and Enter the Void. Variety said "Gandu grabs audiences by the throat and works its way down." Q has won numerous awards and likes his humor black.