The 21st edition of India’s biggest film festival, Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, announces screenwriter Tushar Hiranandani’s biographical drama Saand Ki Aankh as its closing film. Presented by Reliance Entertainment & Anurag Kashyap, a Chalk And Cheese Production & produced by Reliance Entertainment, Anurag Kashyap and Nidhi Parmar, the film is Tushar’s directorial debut.
The Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival has always championed narratives about women empowerment and gender equality. Drawing the curtain on a stellar line-up of films this year with strong women-led narratives and narratives helmed by women, Saand Ki Aankh will premiere at the festival on 24th October 2019.
The film showcases the lives of sharpshooters Chandro Tomar and Prakashi Tomar. Set in Johri village, Uttar Pradesh in the early 90’s, it depicts the journey of the two elderly women of the renowned Tomar family who defied ageism while battling a male-dominated society.They encouraged their daughters towards a bright future, wining 352 medals each in the course of their professional life.
Their extraordinary and courageous stance took their village to national and international success and fame. Chandro and Prakashi helped put their village on the map and become an inspiration for the entire nation. The movie features Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar as the two protagonists in a never seen before avatar. It also co-stars producer and actor Prakash Jha along with Vineet Kumar Singh, Nikhat Khan and Shaad Randhawa.
Speaking about the film’s premiere at the Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival, director Tushar Hirandani says, “It’s a matter of great pride for me and my entire team that my first directorial film will be screened at MAMI’s closing ceremony. I’m positively hopeful that it will be loved by the audiences at the prestigious festival.”
Saand Ki Aankh is set to release on 25th October 2019 in cinemas across India.