Edge-of-the-seat thriller ‘Stolen’ has been making a mark globally after its Venice Film Festival premiere recognition.
The first images from the highly anticipated were unveiled recently and have been receiving immense love and appreciation from all across. In one intriguing look, actor Abhishake Banerjee can be seen wounded and battered with a swollen eye and scars on his face.
At Venice, the film received an emotional and heartwarming standing ovation at the event.
Overwhelmed with the response the first look and the film received at the premiere, 'Stolen' producer Gaurav Dhingra, founder of Jungle Book Studio, said: "I would like to thank Venice Film Festival's director Alberto Barbera and festival programmer Paolo Bertolin for selecting and honouring our film 'Stolen' with so much love and compassion.
“It was a very emotional moment and that of complete joy. It's been an honour representing India and showcasing our film here. The amount of love that's being sent our way for the film and first look, our hearts are filled with gratitude. We can't wait to take it forward from here."
The film is directed by Karan Tejpal and co-stars Shubham and Mia Maelzer in key roles. Social media has been abuzz with netizens and Bollywood celebs praising the look and feel of the film.
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Actor Varun Dhawan took to Instagram and shared the first look while sending out love to Abhishek Banerjee and the film. He wrote, "My boyee stealing the show in Venice".
Rajkummar Rao also showed his excitement for the film and wrote on his social media, "Can't wait for #Stolen. This looks brilliant".
Actress Kriti Sanon shared a heartfelt note saying, This is huge! And so damn cool! So proud of you Banerjee.”
Congratulating Abhishek Banerjee for the film, Tara Sutaria too shared his look and said, "Congratulations my dearest Abhishek Banerjee Keep Shining! And to the whole team too!”
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Additionally, actress Huma Qureshi also lauded the first look and wrote, "Congratulations Kya Baat Hai". Other Bollywood personalities also lauded the 'Stolen" first look image including filmmakers Amar Kaushik, Nikkhil Advani, and Avantika Dassani.