Nil Battey Sannata wins applause at BFI London Film Festival 2015
After receiving tremendous response at the Silk Road International Film Festival in China, the Swara Bhaskar starrer Nil Battey Sannata, produced by Aanand L Rai’s Colour Yellow Productions, Eros International and Jar Pictures and directed by debutant filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, was screened at the BFI London Film Festival (LFF) on 11th and 12th October.
The three screenings which took place on 11th and 12th October were house full and the movie received wonderful response.Swara was unanimously applauded. The inspirational movie will also be screened at the on-going coveted International Rome Film Festival.
The inspiring family film featuring Swara Bhaskar, Ratna Pathak Shah and Pankaj Tripathi is a charming tale of a poor single mother who comes up with an ingenious plan to convince her rebellious daughter to study.
Nil Battey Sannata is the story of a mother battling to ensure her daughter has every opportunity in life, whether she wants it or not. Tiwari’s drama is a powerful account of motherly love and the often turbulent conflict that can exist between generations.
Says director Ashwiny, “I’m grateful to the people of London for the overwhelming response to Nil Battey Sannata and the love they showed to my debut movie.”
Aanand L Rai says, “It’s a proud feeing that Nil Battey Sannata has been creating waves at the coveted international film festivals including Silk Road film festival in China and the London Film Festival.”
Krishika Lulla says, “It is the ultimate honour for Nil Battey Sannata to have screened at the BFI London Film festival. It’s a simple, sweet and endearing story of a mother and her daughter. It’s a story that needs to be told and the subject has a universal appeal.”
Produced by Colour Yellow Productions and Jar Pictures directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Nil Battey Sannata stars Swara Bhaskar, Ratna Pathak Shah and Pankaj Tripathi. The Film will be distributed in India by Eros International.