MUMBAI: Director Imtiaz Ali is set to present Mangesh Hadawale‘s upcoming film, Dekh Indian Circus. This is the first time that the Jab We Met director is presenting a film he isn‘t directly involved in.
The film has already won the ‘Best Picture‘ award at the Busan Film Festival and the noted director hopes that it will find favour with viewers in India.
Dekh Indian Circus is the heartwarming tale of a mother taking her children to the circus. "After watching the film, I realised that it should reach the maximum audience. It‘s the most colorful way of showing the goings on an Indian village. It is meaningful as well as an entertaining film," said Ali.
"When you look at Indian films these days, most of them are very urban. It‘s ironic because the maximum population lives in villages. This film is set in a small village in the outskirts of Jaisalmer, representing the life there through extraordinary performances and stunning visuals," he added.
The film is Hadawale‘s second after his debut directorial Tingya that won the National Film Award in the ‘Best Child Artist‘ category.