The 53rd edition of the International Film Festival of India hosted a special screening to mark the Asia Premiere of the fourth season of the globally acclaimed drama series ‘Fauda’ last evening. The first episode of the all-new season was showcased in the presence of the series’ creators, Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff, and was loved by fans and festival delegates alike. Ahead of the screening, the series creators graced the red carpet alongside multifaceted actor Rajkummar Rao and Monika Shergill, Vice President of Content at Netflix India.
This was followed by a panel discussion, moderated by creator and film curator, Smriti Kiran wherein panelists Lior Raz, Avi Issacharoff, Rajkummar Rao and Monika Shergill shared their views on “Storytelling in the Era of Global Entertainment.” Attended by over 400 fans of the globally hit series, the panel set the stage for a fruitful discussion on the impact of cinema on global audiences.
When asked about the approach taken for the second season of the show when Fauda became a global hit, Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff, co-creators of Fauda shared, “We didn’t change our approach at all. We thought we’d add a lot of action, drama, etc. but we realized that it became a hit because we made it with authenticity. We continued to write honestly and we are glad the audience loved it.”
This being his second trip to India, Lior added, “We would like to thank IFFI for having us here and letting us experience the love the people have for the show. We would love to collaborate with Indian creators and we hope to be here back soon with more great stories to tell.”
Monika Shergill, Vice President of Content, Netflix India, said, “At Netflix, we work towards bringing stories that are truly authentic, local and have a heart. In today’s era of streaming, the entire world is an audience eagerly waiting to discover entertaining stories. From Alia Bhatt in Heart of Stone, Rajkummar Rao in The White Tiger or Dhanush in The Gray Man, at Netflix, we want to take our stories, talent and creators to the world.”
Fauda (Arabic for 'Chaos') is an action-packed drama about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The fourth season of the series is slated to release next year on the 20th of January on Netflix.