August 26, 2010 07:12:19 PM IST Bollywood Trade News Network
Anurag Kashyap was present to support ANTARDWAND at a crowded press conference, completing a Trinity of Bollywood's A+ directors of Imtiaz Ali, Rajkimar Hirani and Anurag Kashyap, who have given the film a big thumbs up!!
Anurag Kashyap, whilst raving about the film said "ANTARDWAND is a terrific thriller...It is a good sign to see film like ANTARDWAND getting the media buzz and the release in theatres. The media too should support films like these. It addresses real issues, in an entertaining way. Its films like ANTARDWAND that should get the right platform and emerge victorious in the box office for good cinema to move forward"
Groom Abduction or "Pakrauah Shaddi" so rampant in Bihar and Eastern UP, seemingly in the high caste Bhumihar community, to avoid another evil Dowry, is touched upon in ANTARDWAND, directed by Sushil Rajpal.
Says director Sushil Rajpal, "This is just one side of the larger story, what propelled the director in me was the other and more moving part of the story. Such forced marriages wreak huge emotional damage on both - the girl and the boy. More for the voiceless girl who is deeply entrenched in a male dominated feudalistic society where she has nothing else to fall back on. Whether deserted or divorced - the life of a hapless girl in such a claustrophobic society becomes a hellish and endless journey. She bears the stigma of 'being married but not married'.
After PEEPLI LIVE, another film ANTARDWAND, addressing social issues, has caught the imagination of the Industry. Even the highest authority Ms. Pratibha Patil, President of India had this to say about the film, "I congratulate the film ANTARDWAND because such films are of great use and help for social change"