Sundance: Netflix Picks Up Indian Nerd Comedy 'Brahman Naman'

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'Brahman Naman'

Directed by Q, the film revolves around a champion college quiz team who try to win the all-India finals and lose their virginities.

Hours after landing the teen-themed documentary Audrie & Daisy, Netflix scooped up worldwide SVOD rights to Indian nerd comedy film Brahman Naman, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. A source pegged the deal in the low seven figures.

Directed by Q, the pic revolves around a champion college quiz team who try to win the all-India finals and lose their virginities. Shashank Arora, Tanmay Dhanania, Chaitanya Varad and Vaiswath Shankar star.

Brahman Naman, which was written by Naman Ramachandran, made its world premiere Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival in the World Cinema Dramatic section.

It's the fifth Sundance film bought by the newly aggressive festival buyer, which bought just one documentary last year, Hot Girls Wanted. Before this year's fest even began, Netflix bought the dramas Tallulah and The Fundamentals of Caring for $5 million and nearly $7 million, respectively, as well as the Midnight horror movie Under the Shadow.

UTA repped the Brahman Naman filmmakers.

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