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Directed byVasan Bala
Screenplay byVasan Bala
Produced byAnurag Kashyap
Guneet Monga
Shahnaab Alam
StarringGulshan Devaiah
Nishikant Kamat
Kriti Malhotra
Siddharth Menon
Nimrat Kaur
CinematographySiddharth Diwan
Edited byPrerna Saigal
Music byKaran Kulkarni
Distributed byEros International
Eros Now
Release date
Running time
116 min

Peddlers is a 2012 Indian Hindi-language crime thriller film written and directed by Vasan Bala. The film stars Gulshan Devaiah, Nishikant Kamat, Kriti Malhotra, Nimrat Kaur and Siddharth Menon. The film was screened as part of International Critics' Week of 2012 Cannes Film Festival.[1] The film will be released on Eros Now in 2021.[2]

Film's producer, Guneet Monga raised nearly 1 crore (US$130,000), half of film's budget of 2 crore (US$260,000) by posting the film's script on Facebook.[3]


The film is set in Mumbai, and revolves around 20-year-old destitute boys who get trapped in the drug trade and a young cop, who tracks them.[4]



Director Vasan Bala was deemed by several critics to have shown promise in his debut effort at Cannes.[4][5] Deloret Imnidian of High on Films wrote "Vasan Bala's film breaths a fresh air of Indian New Wave cinema".[6]


  1. ^ "51e selection de la Semaine de la Critique - 2012". International Critics’ Week. Archived from the original on 28 February 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  2. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (11 December 2020). "Eros STX Adds 46 Films and Series to Indian Streaming Platform".
  3. ^ Prachi Rege (14 December 2012). "Parallel Queen: Guneet Monga, has managed to bridge the gap between Indian films and foreign buyers and distributors". India Today. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Peddlers: Cannes Review". The Hollywood Reporter. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Peddlers". Variety. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  6. ^ Peddlers (2012) - Mumbai Film Festival Review.