New Delhi, July 4 (IANS The satirical film “Kaun Kitney Paani Mein” will bring the curtains down on the sixth edition of the Jagran Film Festival at the Siri Fort Auditorium on Sunday.
Produced by the international NGO – One Drop Foundation, the movie is a satire on water crisis, caste and the power equation when water, the most important resource, vanishes and how the oppressed become the oppressors, said a statement.
Set in the rain-shadow areas of Orissa, the film travels between two villages fighting over a water reservoir, since a couple of decades. It aims at raising awareness about the impending water crisis and sanitation in India’s rural areas.
The 2015 edition of Jagran Film Festival will traverse from Delhi to the Indian hinterlands of Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Agra, Meerut, Dehradun, Hisar, Ludhiana, Patna, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Raipur, Indore and Bhopal before culminating in Mumbai.
In close collaboration with festival partners such as Whistling Woods International (WWI), Film Federation of India (FFI) and Motion Picture Dist. Association (India) Pvt. Ltd. (MPDA), the 2015 edition is all set to surpass its own benchmarks of presenting over 16 cinema appreciation workshops, 400 screenings in 17 cities in 2014.
The festival started on July 1 with the screening of award winning and internationally lauded “Masaan” is the directorial debut of Neeraj Ghaywan.