Bombay Berlin Film Productions Unveils Queer-Focused Slate, ‘Trijya’ Covered by Mubi (Exclusive) | News

Producers Katharina Suckale and Arfi Lamba of Indo-German co-production company Bombay Berlin Film Productions are in Cannes with two queer projects, and have also signed a deal with Mubi for the Indian title Trijya (radius).

The near far, chosen by British writer James Pout, tells the story of German Olympian and world record holder Otto Peltzer, who survived the concentration camps of the 1940s but was then denied the dignity of life as he turned to training in post-war Germany. , and was persecuted for being openly gay by the German Sports Association. His struggles took him to India, where he formed the Indian track and field running team.

The second project is A life a rosea female-led gay love story set in contemporary Paris with flashbacks to 1960s Calcutta. It is an Indo-French co-production and written by Kaushik Ray.

The company has also struck a deal with Mubi, which has acquired worldwide video-on-demand streaming rights for Akshay Indikar’s semi-autobiographical feature debut, Trijya (Ray), for a June/July release. The deal was brokered by Firefly Productions on behalf of Bombay Berlin Film Productions. It is co-produced with Chitrakathi Nirmitee and stars Abhay Mahajan as a journalist leaving village life and trying to find his identity in the big city of Pune.

Marjorie N. McClure