Director Ram Kamal Mukherjee’s upcoming film Rickshawala has been selected for Imagine India International Film Festival in Madrid and will also be a part of the 11th International Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. The film stars Avinash Dwivedi and Sangita Sinha in the lead roles.
Melbourne International Indian Film Festival curator Uma da Cunhna in a statement said, “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, IIFFM will be organised virtually from October 23.
Rickshawala 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 spent my childhood in North Kolkata, I wanted to tell this story of rickshaw-pullers,” says director Ram Kamal Mukherjee.