Padma Shri awardee and 9 times National Film Awards winner and director of this psychological thriller Shri A K Bir and the film’s producer Rajesh Mohanty threw a lavish party exclusively to the filmytown’s journalists to celebrate the announcement of screening of ANTARDHWANI at Cannes.
Their film ANTARDHWANI (Inner Voice) will be screened in Cannes Film Festival on 21st May 2019.
A K Bir is not new at Cannes Festivals as he has been in the jury of this festival in the past. “I am excited that my film will be screened there and it is a proud moment for me. Rajesh Kumar Mohanty and the production house 24 FPS Entertainment were extremely supportive of my film. I am optimistic that our film will relate to a large audience across the globe,” he mentioned.
Rajesh Kumar Mohanty, the producer of this film had to say, “This is a prestigious film for our production house, in fact it is our first feature film and I am excited that it has been selected to be screened in Cannes which in itself is a big achievement for us. We are very proud to be associated with Padma Shri awardee director A K Bir.”
Actress Swapna Pati plays the lead antagonist in Antardhwani which is shot in locations across Uttarakhand, Orissa and Mumbai. Rajesh Mohanty announced with pride that the film is completely shot in ‘Natural Light’ adding that the hero in the film is the Jungle and its natural surroundings. The human psyche is represented by the jungle as a metaphor, in which the incidental drama in relation to the response of the mental character gets unfolded.
The film has Gaurav Paswala, Swapna Pati and Talwinder Singh in pivotal roles. Antardhwani’s story revolves around Shantanu and Shalini who are very close friends with endearing attachment to each other. With sudden disappearance of Shalini, Shantanu’s mind wanders in desperation as he sets out on a struggling journey which questions the moral and ethical aspect of his intention to find Shalini.
Girish Wankhede of ENTITY ONE ENTERTAINMENT SOLUTIONS was ecstatic about the announcement and he attributed it to the credit of the noted film director A K Bir. The film’s PR is handled by Naghma Khan of SHAAZ MEDIA. Music and Background score is credited to Nishad Chandra.