Having won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi in 2012, Filmistaan is getting ready to hit the big screen on June 6 worldwide. Director Nitin Kakkar said in a statement, “Every movie is a reflection of its director’s thoughts and this movie is a reflection of the way I think. I am extremely excited about the mainstream release of my film and look forward to the audience’s reaction.”
Apparently the film caught the eye of esteemed actor Amitabh Bachchan who tweeted, “”Fresh talent, innovative ideas compassionate audience in our cinema. Watch trailer of ‘Filmistaan’. Loved it,”
Here’s a preview of what’s in store!
In Mumbai, affable Bollywood buff and wanna-be-actor Sunny, who works as an assistant director, fantasizes on becoming a heart-throb star. However, at every audition he is summarily thrown out. Undeterred, he goes with an American crew to remote areas in Rajasthan to work on a documentary. One day an Islamic terrorist group kidnaps him for the American crew-member. Sunny finds himself on enemy border amidst guns and pathani-clad guards, who decide to keep him hostage until they locate their original target. The house In which he is confined belongs to a Pakistani, whose trade stems from pirated Hindi films, which he brings back every time he crosses the border. Soon, the two factions realize that they share a human and cultural bond. The film shows how cinema can be the universal panacea for co-existence.