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National, Aug. 4: It’s No Entertainment, If There’s No “Applause” and Applause Entertainment’s Feature Debut “The Rapist” Received One That Was Nothing Less how thundering. After the success of its premium drama series like Criminal Justice, Rudra: The Edge of Darkness, and Scam 1992, Applause Entertainment’s foray into the world of cinema got off to a flying start with the world-acclaimed “The Rapist.” Directed by national award-winning filmmaker Aparna Sen and produced by Applause Entertainment in association with Quest Films Pvt. Ltd., this powerful story has had a dream run at major Indian and international film festivals.

After being celebrated at festivals such as Busan International Film Festival, Indian Film Festival London, Kolkata International Film Festival, Kerala International Film Festival, “The Rapist” will now screen at the Festival of Indian Film Melbourne in August. The film also received three IFFM nominations including “Best Film”, “Best Director” and “Best Actress”. The rapist had previously won the prestigious Kim Jiseok Prize in Busan.

“The Rapist” is a thought-provoking examination of the anatomy of rape, the psyches of its perpetrators, and the trauma suffered in the aftermath. The drama also marks the reunion of the mother-daughter duo of Aparna Sen-Konkona Sen Sharma after several acclaimed films, including the national award-winning Mr. and Mrs. Iyer.

About Applause Entertainment:

Applause Entertainment is a leading content creation and intellectual property studio specializing in premium drama series, films, documentaries and animated content. An Aditya Birla Group company, headed by media veteran Sameer Nair, the studio has produced and released popular series across genres and languages ​​that include shows like Rudra: The Edge of Darkness, Mithya, Criminal Justice, Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, Undekhi, Bhaukaal and others which received acclaim and applause. Currently in production, a solid slate of theatrical and live-action films including Sharmajee Ki Beti, Jab Khuli Kitab and more are also in production. Applause’s feature debut, The Rapist, directed by Aparna Sen, recently won the prestigious Kim Jiseok Award at the 2021 Busan International Film Festival. Applause has partnered with leading platforms like Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, Sony LIV, MX Player, ZEE5 and Voot Select for his creative output.

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