If Ustad were a man, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan or Akshay Kumar would have died to play his role! Sadly, Ustad was only our national animal, a tiger, and hence labelled a man-eater and sentenced to a solitary life away from his mate and children.
Warren Pereira organized a talk on his award-winning documentary with environmentalist Bittu Sahgal, Green Footprint Ambassador of Make Earth Green Again MEGA Foundation Rupali Suri and Earth Activist Dr Anusha Srinivasan Iyer. The documentary, titled, Tiger 24 follows the path of the tiger Ustad through an unimaginable journey respite with heroism, romance, action and a rollercoaster of emotions.
India’s most awaited wildlife documentary, Warren Pereira’s Tiger 24, in the theatres as a limited release, can change the future of tiger conservation in India. Mumbai’s AA Films has picked up India theatrical rights of the film which has been released in theaters and digital platforms in North America but now comes home to India. At the Jaipur International Film Festival, the film was lauded and awarded, and now entices audiences to traverse the journey of Tiger 24, a wild tiger who kills men who enter his territory, then being declared a man-eater and locked up in a zoo. This galvanizes massive social uproar and activists to take their cause to the streets, online, on billboards and all the way to the High Court and Supreme Court.
Tiger 24 has earlier won the Panda Award at the 2022 Wildscreen Festival and was a finalist at the 2022 Jackson Wild Media Awards, where previous winners include My Octopus Teacher. The film also claimed Best Documentary at the 2022 Burbank International Film Festival. Pereira served as the film’s Director and Producer, with The Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Jeremy Bell exec producing alongside Eagle Egilsson, Howard Barish, Zach Mann and Stephen Nemeth.
Pereira’s past work has garnered top accolades, including the Cannes Gold Lion, and has been showcased at top international film festivals. Clients under his production company W Films include The Royal Bank of Scotland, Spectrum, Tissot, NBA, Hpnotiq, The Wall Street Journal and agencies such as DDB and CAA. Additionally, Pereira founded The Tiger Fund LLC, which produces content related to tiger conservation, including films for the government of India. The filmmaker is currently in post-production on the feature-length doc The Bamera Tiger, and is at the same time developing a horror pic entitled Scarebnb and the darkly comic thriller, Double Bite.
Warren Pereira’s Tiger 24, currently in theatres, boasts of exclusive footage of India’s most controversial tiger over 10 years and should be seen on the big screen by Indians.
Ustad will live forever through Warren Pereira’s Tiger 24