Nagesh Kukunoor excited to show 'Dhanak' at Berlinale

Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor is glad that his film 'Dhanak' will be screened at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival, where it will have its world premiere.

Nagesh Kukunoor
Nagesh Kukunoor

"I'm very excited! It's a great and fantastic platform to showcase one's film. Also, the Berlin film fest not just has a great reputation, it also has a great film market," Kukunoor told IANS.

The movie has been invited for the Generation Kplus programme at the gala, which is scheduled to be held Feb 5-15.

'Dhanak' revolves around an eight-year-old visually challenged boy, whose elder sister promises him that his vision will return before his ninth birthday. This leads to a journey through Rajasthan. It features

Hetal Gada and Krrish Chhabria in lead roles.

Known for making socially relevant movies, Kukunoor feels 'Dhanak' has the potential to have a commercial market.

"I think that the thinking that 'once a film gets into festival, it can't have a great commercial release', is eventually changing. I feel this film has the potential to uplift the commercial market as well," said the director, who is credited with films like 'Rockford', 'Iqbal', 'Dor' and 'Lakshmi'.

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