“CHITRAKUT” to premiere at SAIFF


Himanshu Malik of “TUM BIN” fame directs his first fictional film “CHITRAKUT” which is all set for it’s world premiere at SAIFF. Himanshu began his film making career as an assistant on Mira Nair’s “Kamasutra- A Tale of Love.” Further to that he went on to the performing arts, acting in a number of feature films, notably Tum Bin, Khwahish etc. He turned filmmaker in 2012- Writing and Directing, his first short – “Q.E.D (Quod Erat Demonstradum)”. “CHITRAKUT” is also Produced by his company MALIK PICTURES.

Set against a lush Western Indian landscape during the monsoon season, “CHITRAKUT” delicately sets the tone, interweaving the lives of five adults – all converging at different intersections of life, discovering the meaning of love and encapsulating fractured feelings. The film received the inspiration from the spiritual tale of The Ramayana when Ram, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshman spent a short duration of the fourteen years of banishment in Chitrakut, Madhya Pradesh, India. Writer and Director, Himanshu Malik best known for his role in Bollywood feature films Tum Bin and Khwahish said, “Our lives today revolve around finding love, companionship, and strength in relationships. The film showcases the emotional ups and downs of life dynamically.”

Akbar Arabiyan and Himanshu Malik are the film’s Producers and has Auritra Ghosh, Vibhore Mayank, Kiran Srinivas, Naina Trivedi, and Shruti Bapna as cast. “We are thrilled for the opportunity to share stories about human emotions and how they impact relationships,” says Akbar Arabiyan. Mr. Arabiyan is a Pune based film producer, philanthropist and patron of the arts.

Stacey Marbrey, the film’s Co-Producer said, “Shooting the film in the Indian monsoon season was a beautiful experience for me. I synced in with Himanshu’s vision and have been thrilled to be a part of this project.” “CHITRAKUT”, the fictional feature film is set to enter international film festivals worldwide.

The film will make its world premiere at The 15th Annual South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF) on December 16, 2018 at 3:30pm at the NYIT Auditorium Broadway, New York, NY.

Watch the trailer here: