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Bihar-centric film finds no distributor in State

MUMBAI: Antardwand, a film based on a real-life incident of forced marriage
directed by Ad film cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Sushil Rajpal, is being released nationwide on 27 August with 125 prints by PVR.


The film, however, is yet to get a distributor in Bihar since PVR does not have a presence there.


Antardwand has already bagged the 55th National award for best film for social cause and best actress award at MAMI. "Only because it bagged a National award last year, PVR stepped in. It is more important that such social-based films get a theatrical release. People should know what is happening around them. The idea is not to concentrate on its commercial success," says Rajpal.


The film is based on a real incident to which he was a witness to. Talking on the story, the director avers, "Antardwand touhes the sensitive subject of groom abduction or ‘pakrauah shaddi‘, so rampant in Bihar and Eastern UP. My film is a peep into the reality that is happening in the interiors."


"Kidnapping grooms and forcing them into marriage is rampant in Bihar. Last year alone, over 1,000 such cases were registered. One of my friends was also a victim. So when I decided to make a film, this subject instantly struck me," he reveals.
 

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