‘Sikandar’ to be screened at LA’s Indian film festival

April 10th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Sudhir Mishra’s “Sikandar”, a suspense thriller about an adolescent whose life changes drastically when he comes across a gun, will be screened at the seventh Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), starting April 22.
Written and directed by Piyush Jha and shot in Kashmir, the 110-minute film is about Sikandar, played by Parzaan Dastur, who lives with his uncle and aunt in a small town. His life revolves round his foster parents, football, the new girl in town Nasreen and dealing with some bullies.

But life takes an unexpected turn when he picks up a gun from the ground. And thus, he gets drawn into the web of militants, power and violence.

“The film deals with violence, but the central theme of the film is that of peace. The film does not have a jingoistic or partisan point of view and does not take sides, except the side of humanity,” said Jha in a statement.

Shot in Kashmir, the film brings us face to face with the ravages of war and the destruction of innocence in the valley.

“Sikandar” is a co-production between BIG Pictures and Sudhir Mishra’s production house CineRaas Ltd.

“It is satisfying that a mainstream Hindi film has been noticed by Los Angeles’s film cognoscenti prior to release,” said Mahesh Ramanathan, COO-BIG Pictures.

The film stars R. Madhavan, Sanjay Suri, Parzaan and Ayesha Kapur.

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