Peddlers (film)

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Directed byVasan Bala
Produced byAnurag Kashyap
Guneet Monga
Screenplay byVasan Bala
StarringGulshan Devaiah
Nishikant Kamat
Kriti Malhotra
Siddharth Menon
Nimrat Kaur
Music byKaran Kulkarni
CinematographySiddharth Diwan
Edited byPrerna Saigal
Distributed byEros International
Release date
Running time
116 min

Peddlers is a 2012 Indian Hindi crime thriller film written and directed by Vasan Bala. The film features Gulshan Devaiah, 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 1 crore (US$140,000), half of film's budget of 2 crore (US$290,000) 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. Archived from the original on 28 February 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  2. ^ Prachi Rege (14 December 2012). "Parallel Queen: Guneet Monga, has managed to bridge the gap between Indian films and foreign buyers and distributors". India Today. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Peddlers: Cannes Review". The Hollywood Reporter. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Peddlers". Variety. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2013.

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