Katiyabaaz is the sole Indian film at Tribeca Film Festival

MUMBAI: Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar‘s feature documentary Katiyabaaz (Powerless) is the sole Indian film in competition at the 12th Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

Set amidst extreme power shortage in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, the film tells the story from the perspective of an electricity thief and an IAS officer, who has vowed to eliminate electricity theft.

This is the duos first full-length feature film.

Katiyabaaz had its world premier at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival and was well received by critics and the audience.

Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2002 with the mission of revitalisation of lower Manhattan in the wake of the 9/11 disaster. Since then the festival has grown into one of the most important celebrations of films and filmmakers worldwide.

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