IFC Films takes North American rights to heist comedy Four Samosas

IFC Films have acquired the rights for Ravi Kapoor’s heist comedy Four Samosas. Photo: Gitesh Pandya

IFC Films announced it has acquired North American rights to the comedy Four Samosas written and directed by Ravi Kapoor (Miss India America). The film had its world premiere at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival. IFC Films will release the film in theaters and on demand December 2.

Four Samosas is produced by Ravi Kapoor alongside Venk Potula for Khrisp Entertainment and Rajiv Maikhuri and Craig Stovel for Creative Rebel Productions. It is executive produced by Utkarsh Ambudkar (Ghosts), Karan Soni, Sanjay M. Sharma and Milan Chakraborty of Marginal MediaWorks, and Kathrin Hamilton and Matthew Young.

The ensemble cast is led by Potula (Veep), along with Sonal Shah (The High Note), Sharmita Bhattacharya (Grown-ish), Karan Soni (Deadpool), Summer Bishil (Under the Silver Lake), Meera Simhan (Hello I Must Be Going) and Nirvan Patnaik.

Set in Los Angeles’ Little India neighborhood, this is a quirky romantic comedy about wannabe South Asian American rapper, Vinny (Potula), who along with three friends—all first-time thieves—plan a heist on a grocery store owned by his ex-girlfriend’s father, in order to steal her wedding diamonds and disrupt her pending engagement.

Arianna Bocco, President of IFC Films said, “Ravi has made a hilarious film that is part-comedy and part-heist, with a spirit and style reminiscent of Wes Anderson. It features an incredible ensemble cast, who are totally game for Kapoor’s wild ride. We’re so thrilled to have Ravi and his team as part of the IFC Family, and we can’t wait for audiences to experience this endearing and original film.”

Writer and director Ravi Kapoor added, “After a fantastic coming-out party at Tribeca, we’re thrilled that IFC Films will keep the good vibes going. They recognize how our film about finding your crew can resonate with audiences of all ilks!”

The deal for the film was negotiated by SVP of Acquisitions and Productions for IFC Films, Scott Shooman, and Verve Ventures on behalf of the filmmakers. Kapoor is repped by Verve and Brinda Bhatt at Artistry Collective.

Established in 2000 and based in New York City, IFC Films is a leading U.S. distributor of independent films. Its unique distribution model makes independent films available to a national audience by releasing them in theaters as well as on cable’s Video On Demand (VOD) and digital platforms.



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