New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Director Pan Nalin’s film “Angry Indian Goddesses” will be the only Indian film to be screened at the Rome Film Festival, to be held from October 16-23. The makers are excited.
In 2014, filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj’s film “Haider” had bagged the People’s Choice Award in the world category at the Rome Film Festival. And this year, 37 films from 24 countries will be screened at the gala.
“We are thrilled to be invited to the prestigious Rome International Film Festival as an official selection. ‘Angry Indian Goddesses’ has been received very well from audiences from across the world. The film is now sold to over 32 countries and invited to dozens of festivals across the globe,” the film’s producer, Gaurav Dhingra of Jungle Book Entertainment, said in a statement.
The film was honoured with the Grolsch People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival and was screened at the 35th Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax. It will also be screened at the 11th edition of the ongoing Zurich Film Festival (ZFF).
“Angry Indian Goddesses” follows the stories of seven girls. It narrates the tale of how Frieda, essayed by actress Sarah-Jane Dias, invites her closest girlfriends to Goa to announce her wedding, and it all turns into a wild bachelorette party.
The film is an emotional roller coaster ride which unfolds characters amidst fun, chaos and a series of complications that follow – driving the seven girls to the edge as they transform into ‘angry Indian goddesses’.
The all-out female buddy film boasts of a line-up that includes Sandhya Mridul, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Anushka Manchanda, Amrit Maghera, Rajshri Deshpande and Pavleen Gujral.