Kajarya to screen at Montreal World Film Festival
Director Madhureeta Anand’s Independent film Kajarya, has been selected for the Montreal World Film Festival (Montreal International Film Festival) 2014 that will begin August 21.
The film will be showcased in the Focus on World Cinema section at the festival that will go on from August 21-September 1.
Produced by Starfire Movies and co-produced by Ekaa Films and Overdose Joint, An assured second feature from the director, the film is an original voice about female foeticide in India. It is a story of a rookie journalist in Delhi who exposes a woman, believed to embody Goddess Kali, who ritually kills female newborns in a village nearby. The story questions notions of women’s emancipation and feminism as it weaves through an interplay of drama and events and explores how India continues to live in many centuries at the same time.
Starring Meenu Hooda, Ridhima Sud and Kuldeep Ruhil, Kajarya had its world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival last year. The film has also found critical appreciation internationally since and has been selected by the Forbes India magazine as the #1 in the Top 5 Films to See in 2014.