Priyanka Chopra’s production gets a thumbs up
Priyanka Chopra’s Sikkimese film, Pahuna – The Little Visitors, will soon be screened at the Indian Kaleidoscope Film Festival (IKFF) in New York. The movie has been selected for this festival after it had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this September.
According to a source, the films that will be shown at IKFF explore relevant and pressing topics facing the subcontinent, and are made by film-makers in a number of regional languages. “Among the highlights of this year’s festival are the US premieres of The Brawler by Anurag Kashyap, and Pahuna. Interestingly, there are three films from India’s northeast region, and half of the festival’s films are directed by women. Seven of the eight films will be US or North American premieres. The screening of Pahuna is scheduled for November 12 at the Museum of the Moving Image – Redstone Theater,” says a source.
Producer Dr. Madhu Chopra says, “Pahuna has been an incredible journey — right from the scripting stage to scouting the locations and the shooting experience in Sikkim. I’m grateful to IKFF for allowing us to showcase the movie with a global audience.”
Director Paakhi Tyrewala says, “I trust that when one has an idea that is universal, it does not matter where it is set; it will still resonate with people. That’s the power of storytelling. I hope that the film travels to as many countries as possible and finds a like-minded audience.”