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On the heels of picking up the sexual assault documentary “Audrie & Daisy,” Netflix is making moves again at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The streaming giant is nearing a deal to acquire worldwide streaming rights to the Indian sex comedy “Brahman Naman,” which earned favorable reviews after its world premiere last Sunday. Netflix is reportedly paying in the low seven-figure range for the purchase.
Directed by Indian filmmaker Q. and written by Naman Ramachandran, the raunchy English-language coming-of-age story takes place in the 1980s as Naman, a know-it-all nerd, starts to succumb to his raging hormones. When Naman and his two brainiac friends qualify for the National Quiz Championship, they make it their goal to not only win the competition but also to lose their virginities. The cast includes Shashank Arora, Tanmay Dhanania, Chaitanya Varad and Vaiswath Shankar.
The film joins other Sundance titles picked up by Netflix, including the Ellen Page-starring “Tallulah” and the breakout Iranian horror movie “Under the Shadow.” Variety first reported the deal for “Brahman Naman.” Watch the NSFW teaser for the movie above.