After winning the hearts of the audience for Season’s Greetings, director Ram Kamal Mukherjee’s next venture Rickshawala has been selected at the prestigious “Imagine India International Film Festival” in Madrid and also has been nominated at the 11th International Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.
Rickshawala is set in the heartland of Kolkata and stars Avinash Dwivedi & Sangita Sinha in the lead role. The film already fetched Best Actor and Best Director award at the 13th Ayodhya International Film Festival.
The festival curator Uma da Cunhna says, “Ram Kamal’s film is a telling depiction of the disparities and hardship faced by a migrant whose life encompasses the travails of the needy in cosmopolitan Kolkata.”
This year the festival will be celebrated virtually from October 23rd. This is a State Government of Victoria funded annual festival based in Melbourne. It is presented by Film Victoria.
“We are happy to screen Rickshawala and Season’s Greetings both films directed by Ram Kamal. He is a sensitive filmmaker who treats his subjects with care,” added festival director Mitu Bhowmick Lange.
Rickshawala will participate in the Love Section at Imagineindia International Film Festival in Madrid in November.
Produced by Aritra Das, Gaurav Daga and Shhailendra Kkumar, the film revolves around contemporary issues of unemployment and migrant oppression in India.
“I am happy that our film has been selected for the prestigious festivals at Melbourne and Madrid. I wanted to tell a simple story and since I have spend my childhood in North Kolkata, so I wanted to tell this story of rickshaw pullers,” added director Ram Kamal Mukherjee.
Producer Aritra Das says, “Rickshawala is a very dear project for all of us. We shot the film in scorching heat and torrential rains. Actors and technicians supported me like family.”