On the occasion of playwright Habib Tanvir's birth centenary, Karmic Films Private Limited announced that it has acquired the rights to his iconic play ‘Charandas Chor’, which will now be adapted into a feature film.
Suniel Wadhwa, Co-Founder of Karmic Films, commented on the acquisition saying, "Bringing ‘Charandas Chor’ to life as a feature film is a thrilling endeavour for us. This tale's resonance through the ages fuels our commitment to faithfully represent its narrative. This acquisition marks a significant stride in our mission to craft compelling cinematic experiences. Reviving ‘Charandas Chor’ in the modern era is both an honour and a privilege."
Nageen Tanvir, daughter of the late Habib Tanvir, expressed her happiness at her father’s play being adapted into a film and said, "Witnessing ‘Charandas Chor’s’ transition towards a feature film is heartening. My father's legacy thrives through this venture, and I trust Karmic Films wholeheartedly to translate his vision onto the silver screen."
Written in 1975, ‘Charandas Chor’ was a globally appreciated play that received the prestigious Fringe First award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for its powerful narrative. Tanvir adapted the play into a feature film screenplay with the same title in 1975. The film starred Smita Patil and Lalu Ram and was directed by Shyam Benegal. Tanvir was honoured with the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan awards.