Month: July 2019

US & Mass. Premiere

Lihaaf: The Quilt (USA Premiere) A period drama, the film is based on Ismat Chugtai’s most celebrated story “Lihaaf” (published 1942). The film inter weaves the plot of same sex relationship between Begum and her masseuse and the trial that Ismat underwent after being slapped with a case of obscenity on publishing the story. The …

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Living on the edge

Living On The Edge

Massachusetts Premiere “Living On The Edge” is startling revelation about the abysmal working conditions in Bollywood which is now laying claim to be global giant and churning out thousands of hours of content. The technicians and workers are deprived of social security and long punishing working hours take their toll on their health. The basic …

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Chippa

Chippa

Massachusetts Premiere When Chippa (Starring Sunny Pawar) is handed a letter addressed to him, from his father whom he does not remember, the little boy decides to leave his pavement abode and find out more. Unfortunately, the letter is written in Urdu so he needs someone to read it for him. A fight with his …

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Nakkash

US Premiere Nakkash (transl. The Craftsman) is a 2019 Hindi language film written and directed by Zaigham Imam, and produced by actor/producer Pawan Tiwari’s Jalsa Pictures & AB Infosoft Creation in association with Padmaja Productions, starring Filmistaan trio Inaamulhaq Sharib Hashmi and Kumud Nakkash was premiered at DCSAFF (Washington DC South Asian Film Festival) where the …

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Lihaaf

Lihaaf: The Quilt

US Premiere A period drama, the film is based on Ismat Chugtai’s most celebrated story “Lihaaf” (published 1942). The film inter weaves the plot of same sex relationship between Begum and her masseuse and the trial that Ismat underwent after being slapped with a case of obscenity on publishing the story. The film raises themes …

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The Last Color

The Last Color

The story takes place in the city of Varanasi, India where Chhoti, a nine-year-old tightrope walker and flower seller, dreams of saving 300 rupees ($ 4), so that she can attend school. She faces a daily struggle for survival along with her best friend Chintu. Chhoti befriends Noor, a white-clad widow who suffers a life …

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