Pragya Kapoor, an actress-turned-producer, is on a path to success. India is represented at the Queens World Film Festival by her brand-new concept movie Maali. The movie is slated to premiere in New York on November 4.
Shiv and Maali are both nominated for Best Director and Best Narrative Feature Film, respectively.
The story Maali follows the journey of Tulsi, a 16-year-old girl, from the tranquil highlands to the concrete jungle and her struggle as she experiences the city life’s greed, loneliness, and melancholy.
“The movie is a hybrid of a warning story and a recounting of our own circumstances. I am quite happy that I chose to make Maali.
When asked how it felt to have Maali represent Indian cinema at an international film festival, Pragya responded, “I am also eternally grateful for all the love it is getting, and I’m glad that such fantastic things are coming for it.
“I am speechless to see Maali receive such love and acclaim from all over the world. Being nominated in two categories on a global stage like Queens is very inspiring, Shiv continued.
Maali had its world premiere at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. Maali was written by Shiv C. Shetty and Sonali Rana, and it was directed by Shiv C. Shetty.
Out of 157 films from 27 different countries showing at the Queens World Film Festival’s 12th edition, this movie is the sole Indian feature.