The movie that has traveled several continents, winning praises at various international fests, is all set to see the light of day in India. The drama thriller ‘Surkhaab’ is an intriguing journey of a woman who gets swamped with unexpected events, when she illegally migrates to Canada to be with her younger brother. The movie will have a limited release on May 22, 2015 in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Chandigarh and Amritsar under PVR Director’s Rare.
Directed by Sanjay Talreja, ‘Surkhaab’ stars the talented actress Barkha Madan in the lead role of a strong woman named Jeet. It also stars Sumit Suri, Vinita Malik and Naresh Gosain in supporting roles. Surkhaab was screened at some of the best international film festivals such as the Madrid International Film Festival and Commfest Festival in Toronto to name a couple and is the winner of the prestigious award for the Best Foreign Language Film at the London International Film Festival 2013.
The movie explores underlying themes of globalization, cross immigration and women empowerment. ‘Surkhaab’, begins with the story of Jeet (Barkha Madan), a state level Judo champ living in Punjab. In spite of hailing from a strong army background Jeet is unable to find a stable job and decides to run away to Canada to find a job. What follows is her inspiring journey to make a life for herself, protect herself and her family and deal with several unforeseen circumstances, in her run across her new country.
Speaking on the release, producer Vivek Kumar says, “I am glad movies with strong female protagonists are being wellreceived by audiences. ‘Surkhaab’ with its talented star-cast and gripping story is sure to strike a chord with the Indian Diaspora across the globe. Additionally, the response from the international festival circuit has been over-whelming and I am sure that the evolving Indian audience will enjoy the film as well.”
Commenting on the film, Mr. Sanjeev Bijli, Joint Managing Director, PVR Group, said, “Sanjay Talreja is an extremely talented director and Surkhaab is a brilliant piece of work by him. We are extremely pleased to bring a film that has also won several accolades at various international film festivals, to Indian audiences. PVR Director’s Rare has always extended its support to quality cinema and we are proud to be associated with Surkhaab as well.”
The director of the movie, Sanjay Talreja says, “With this movie, we touch upon the theme of women empowerment and problems concerning migration. We hope that our audiences will be able to relate to the story of an underdog who emerges triumphant against all odds.”
Catch the trailor of ‘Surkhaab’ here that will be releasing across theaters in India on May 22, 2015.