By B B Nagpal
Three feature films from India are being streamed at the 2020 Virtual Edition of the New York Indian Film Festival.
While the Festival is held every year in the American metropolis, it is being done as a Virtual Edition in view of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Virtual Edition is being powered by Movie Saints. The streaming commenced on 24 July and will continue till 2 August.
The three films being streamed include one in Hindi. The Hindi film is ‘ Kastoori’ (The Musk) directed by Vinod Kamble and based on a true story of a 14-year-old boy, who has to engage in manual scavenging and post mortem, is prejudiced and teased for the smell of his body and clothes. To get rid of those, he comes across the scent of Kastoori.
The Marathi films are Trijya (Radius) by Akshay Indikar about Avdhut who works as a journalist to earn a living. Uprooted, not just from his village and it’s a simple life, his work is a disconnect from his true self of being an artist. Hung somewhere in between, he decides to go on a journey to find himself.
The third film is Arabian Nights by Sanat Ganu based on the well-known tale. But the director says humans believe in imaginary things, as though they were real. Humans believe in imaginary things, as though they were real. Arabian Nights looks at people compassionately, in this new light.
According to Harari’s book Sapiens, Arabian Nights looks at people compassionately, in this new light. “We are constantly exposed to diverse ideas and opinions of fellow humans. While we enjoy the company of like-minded people, it becomes quite frustrating to deal with others.
BB Nagpal is a reputed Journalist, Visiting Professor (Media, PR and Cinema Studies), Film Critic for the past 51 years. He retired as Chief of Bureau of United News of India (UNI) after more than 36 years of service in November 2005 and was founder Chief Editor of the Lok Sabha TV channel.