Code Name Abdul (North America Premiere)
Directed by Eshwar Gunturu
Crime Interrogation Thriller. Four Indian Counter Intelligence Agents are given a mission to move an elusive terrorist Tariq from USA to India. At the pick-up point, they find Tariq’s mysterious sister-in-law Salma, whom they take to a safe house for Interrogation. Do the four Indian agents get Tariq or will they fail India? And who is Salma and how does she know so much about the workings of Tariq’s terrorist group?
Eshwar Gunturu is a New York-based Writer/Producer/Director. Eshwar has studied Filmmaking from New York University (NYU) and has made two short films – I just can’t and Omerta in the past. He has worked in various Film crew positions other than serving as Assistant Director in 3 feature films.
Notable among Eshwar’s positions was as the Second Assistant Director in the Hollywood feature film – THE LAST GAMBLE, starring Steven Bauer, John Savage, Sally Kirkland, Katherine Narducci, Nick Mancuso and others.
Originally from Hyderabad in India, Eshwar moved to the United States 12 years ago; and his thinking is rooted in eastern values and yet imbibed with western culture. Mainly interested in stories affecting the human psyche and relationships, Eshwar’s short film – BACK UP, was his effort to show the alternate reality and the mindspace of a depressed banker who is brainwashed to become a suicide bomber.
Having a deep sense of screenplay along with the forte of creating memorable characters, Eshwar writes his own screenplays too.
Code Name Abdul is his latest which he Wrote/Produced/Directed.