Peddlers (film)

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Directed by Vasan Bala
Produced by Anurag Kashyap
Guneet Monga
Screenplay by Vasan Bala
Starring Gulshan Devaiah
Nishikant Kamat
Kriti Malhotra
Siddharth Menon
Nimrat Kaur
Music by Karan Kulkarni
Cinematography Siddharth Diwan
Edited by Prerna Saigal
Distributed by Eros International
Release dates
  • May 2012 (2012-05) (Cannes)
Running time 116 min
Country India
Language Hindi

Peddlers is a 2012 Indian Hindi crime thriller film written and directed by Vasan Bala. The film features Gulshan Devaia, Nishikant Kamat, Kriti Malhotra (of Dhobi Ghat fame), Nimrat Kaur and Siddharth Menon in the lead roles. The film was screened as part of 2012 International Critics' Week, an independent film event which runs parallel to the Cannes Film Festival in southern France.[1]

Film's producer, Guneet Monga raised nearly INR1 crore (US$160,000), half of film's budget of Rs 2 cr., by posting the film's script on Facebook.[2]


The film is set in Mumbai, and revolves around 20-year-old destitute boys who get trapped in the drug trade and a young cop, who tracks them.[3]



Critical response to Peddlers at Cannes was generally muted, though director Vasan Bala was deemed by several critics to have shown promise in his debut effort.[3][4]


  1. ^ "51e selection de la Semaine de la Critique - 2012". International Critics’ Week. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  2. ^ Prachi Rege (December 14, 2012). "Parallel Queen: Guneet Monga, has managed to bridge the gap between Indian films and foreign buyers and distributors". India Today. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Peddlers: Cannes Review". The Hollywood Reporter. 2012-05-21. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  4. ^ "Peddlers". Variety. 2012-05-22. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 

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