After a grand premiere at the South African International Film Festival, Shiboprasad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy’s Windows Productions offering – Lokkhi Chhele (An Angel’s Kiss), directed by National Award winning filmmaker Kaushik Ganguly, adds another feather to their cap as the film runs the race as the official selection in Feature Film at the Cardiff International Film Festival.
Starring Ujaan Ganguly, son of Kaushik and Churni Ganguly, in the lead, Lokkhi Chhele is produced by Windows Productions and presented by the popular director duo Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee, the film is generating international buzz even before the Indian release. With its selection at the Cardiff International Film Festival, the critically acclaimed film will be competing with some of the best feature films from around the world like Uzak Ulke (Faraway Land), Vasy’s Odyssey, Boarders, Blue Frontier, The Huntress – Rune of the Dead, I Believe in One Only Father, Laura’s Hereafter, Save the Cinema, UP UP & UP, and La Vita Dentro.
Talking about the selection, the director Kaushik Ganguly said, “Eleven cinemas from all around the World were selected for the award, among which Lokkhi Chele is the only Indian film. This is a big achievement for us, whether it wins the award in the end or not is a different thing. However, this achievement is an overwhelming one as the movie holds a high level of relevance in the current scenario of the society where religious superstitions are engulfing the virtues of humanity. I believe in a time like this conveying the social message through art is necessary which this movie has done successfully. After reaching the world with the message, we are eagerly waiting for the movie theatres to reopen properly so that we can reach the hearts of our people very soon. This is indeed a very proud moment for not only the Bengali film industry but also the Indian film industry as a whole”.
The producer duo Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee both are overwhelmed and are waiting to release the movie. Shiboprosad Mukherjee said, “This movie is very close to my heart, it deserves all the recognition that it is getting. The message that Lokkhi Chhele is giving is extremely relevant in today’s scenario. We both are extremely proud to be associated with the film”.
Revolving around important subjects like superstitions, social beliefs and the struggle of humanity, Lokkhi Chhele is a simple yet strong film about a young doctor fighting the dark side of blind religious belief and it’s stubbornness to abolish inhuman practice.
The Cardiff International Film Festival is a prestigious international event, which is supported by the Welsh Assembly and Cardiff Council. In 2019, Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui was conferred with the prestigious Golden Dragon at the festival.