Draupati Unleashed Release

‘Draupadi Unleashed’ First Indian Film In Theaters Post Pandemic


Set in 1930’s India, DRAUPADI UNLEASHED centers on sixteen-year-old Indira, who finds herself torn between true love, her duty to follow through with an arranged marriage and the powerful allure of a mysterious guru. Through her heartbreaking journey to self-discovery, long-held secrets are brought to light, and Indira discovers the strength within herself to break free. In a story that mixes magical realism and gorgeous surroundings with the harsh realities of a patriarchal society, this beautifully-told tale of a young woman at a crossroads in her life offers a rare look at aristocratic Indian society in the early part of the 20th Century – one that will resonate with audiences today. The film was scheduled to release in mid-March, but because of COVID-19 and theater closures, the release date has been pushed back to September 25, 2020, making it the first Indian film to release in theaters nationally post-pandemic.


Based on the novel by the same title by Nisha Sabharwal (also co-director), DRAUPADI UNLEASHED is written for the screen and directed by Tony Stopperan, produced by Hello Desi and distributed by Passion River Films.

The cast includes:

Salena Qureshi as Indira
Dominic Rains as Amar
Cas Anvar as Manu
Anna George as Amma
Azita Ghanizada as Masumi
Melanie Chandra as Sita
Paras Patel as Pran
Pooja Batra as Mohini
Taaha Shah Badusha as Gautam
Abi Bais as Chandar
The film will release in the following 13 theaters
around the country on September 25th:
Los Angeles – Orange 30
Los Angeles – Tustin 14
Jersey City – Newport Centre 11
Atlanta – North Dekalb Mall 16
Boston (Manchester) – Methuen 20
Chicago – River East 21
Dallas/Fort Worth – Stonebriar Mall 24
Denver – Westminster Prom. 24
Hartford & New Haven – Plainville 20
Houston – First Colony 24
Tampa/St. Pete (Sarasota) – Veterans Expressway 24
Philadelphia / South Jersey – Hamilton 24
San Diego – Fashion Valley 18

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