After being screened at the Busan Film Festival where Jal were the sole Indian entry in competition, the film directed by Girish Malik has now managed to find a place in the prestigious Indian Panorama section of IFFI (International Film Festival of India), Goa.
IFFI attracts reputed Indian and international film personalities and major companies involved in world cinema from all over the world every year.
“IFFI has been doing a great job providing that bridge by means of the festival where you can meet & showcase your film to international buyers & renowned names from across the globe. Post the wonderful Busan experience, I could not think of anything better. It’s another high to be recognized by your own people in your own country. I am truly touched and honored. I am really thankful to IFFI for selecting my film. It’s a big boost for an independent film with no big names attached. ” said Girish.
The other Hindi films selected are Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, the national award winner Paan Singh Tomar and Oh My God.
“I feel very proud. It’s wonderful to feature alongside the best of Indian cinema.” says Purab Kohli the lead actor of the film. Apart from Purab, Jal stars Kirti Kulhari, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Saidah Jules and Ravi Gossain.