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Madhur Bhandarkar’s India Lockdown to premiere at the 53rd International Film Festival of India in Goa

Madhur Bhandarkar’s India Lockdown is confirmed to have its world premiere at the 53rd International Film Festival of India in Goa. The film is produced by Jayanthilal Gada under PEN Studios, Bhandarkar Entertainment, and Pranav Jain’s PJ Motions Pictures.

Streaming platform ZEE5 announced on Friday that the film will have its world premiere at the upcoming festival to be held from November 20 to 28 in Panaji, Goa. Organized jointly by the Directorate of Film Festivals (under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting) and the Goa State Government, the festival is held between 20 and 28 November every year.

Directed by Madhur Bhandarkar, India Lockdown is inspired by true events and depicts four parallel stories and the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the people of India. Director Amit Joshi has penned the script along with Aradhana Sah. The film stars Prateek Babbar, Sai Tamankar, Shweta Basu Prasad, Prakash Belawadi and Ahana Kumra.

“Every citizen around the world can relate to this film because COVID has bound us together and made us stronger. We have experienced such emotions, frustrations and uncertainties like never before and India’s lockdown encapsulates all that and more. The film is my lockdown baby, and I am looking forward to screening it at IFFI where film lovers from across the world come together for their common stories,” the director said in a statement.

Meanwhile, some critically acclaimed releases such as S S Rajamouli’s period epic RRR (2022), Vivek Agnihotri’s shocking film The Kashmir Files (2022), Suriya’s powerful courtroom drama Jai ​​Bheem (2021) and Adivi Sesh’s acclaimed Bi- will also be screened at IFFI. Language film Major (2022).

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