Nila Madhab Panda's Jalpari to screen at Lucasi Intl. Children's fest

MUMBAI: Ultra‘s latest offering Jalpari (The Desert Mermaid) will screen at the 35th Lucas International Children‘s Film Festival that will be under way from 2 to 9 September in Germany.

Jalpari - The Desert Mermaid is the second directorial venture of Nila Madhab Panda who had made the critically acclaimed and multiple-award-winning film I Am Kalam in 2010.

Akin to that film, Jalpari also revolves around a child and is about the journey of 10-year-old Shreya as the city girl explores rural life for the first time with her brother Sam.

Jalpari will release in theatres in India on 31 August.

Incidentally, I Am Kalam won the best feature film award at the Lucas International Children‘s Film Festival in 2010.

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