Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tamaso Maa Jyotir Gamaya short film goes to 5th Nashik Film Festival

 Tamaso Maa Jyotir Gamaya short film goes to 5th Nashik Film Festival

Tamaso Maa Jyotir Gamaya a short film that deals with sensitive issue of two lesbians deciding to step out of the closet, was screened at the Bangalore Queer Film Festival to a packed house. The film received cat calls and whistles at many places. Such was the response that organizers screened the film for a second time on public demand. Producer Rakesh Sabharval represented the film at the festival.

Tamaso Maa Jyotir Gamaya has now been shortlisted for Nashik International Film Festival in the Golden Camera Awards (Dadasaheb Phalke Janmbhoomi Puruskar) in the competition section. Principal cast and Crew members are invited to walk the red carpetalong with cast and crew members. Producer Rakesh SabharvalCo – Producer S Kumar Mohan will be lead the team and will be accompanied by Writer Director – Arshad Khan,Charles Meher-DOP, Shaju Chandran – Editor. Aditya Raj Kapoor, Ankur Raj Kapila,Pradeep Mahendru, Gauri Shankar, Shrutika Gaokar and Mahi Shaikh form the principal of the film.    

Nashik International Film Festival has been gaining popularity and is now in his 5th year. full marks to the driving force Mukesh Kaneri and his team who are toiling hard to make this happen. Since the film deals with sensitive and socially relevant issue producer Rakesh Sabharval feels that it should be welcomed and not shunned away by film festivals.

Tamaso Maa Jyotir Gamaya raises many questions on topics that have been swept under the carpet by Indian society at large feels the director Arshad Khan who also has written the film. Arshad Khan is also full praise for producers of the film for backing a bold and sensitive film. Ankur Raj Kapila who's character Pratham has too many shades says  "it was challenging to portray a multi dimensional character". Shrutika and Mahi were apprehensive about the roles they were essaying particularly the bold scenes the two were part of. But both are happy at how the film has shaped up. Tamaso Maa Jyotir Gamaya is awaiting invites from other film festivals in India and abroad.

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