Ayodhya Kumar’s Minugurulu has been struggling to have a theatrical release, but the director is confident that when the film will be screened at the ongoing International Children’s Film Festival it will help the film some noise before its theatrical release.
He said that he see this as a platform to take his film to larger audiences and since the festival will be attended by thousands of children and adults, he believes the screening will yield in something positive for him.
A film featuring 40 visually impaired children, “Minugurulu” is the story of how these children expose the wrongdoings of the warden of an orphanage. The film was shortlisted out of 150 films to be screened at the festival and it will be screened on Nov 18 and Nov 19. It will be featured in the Competition Live Action category which has 16 more films.
The director also hopes that the screening of the film will help him find distributors as he is keen to release the film nationwide as he believes it caters to larger audience. Kumar has also produced the film which features Suhasini Mani Ratnam, Ashish Vidyarthi and Raghuvir Yadav in important roles