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Priyank Chopra’s production Pahuna premiers at TIFF, receives standing ovation

Pahuna - The Little Visitors is Paakhi A. Tyrewala’s first feature film after her acclaimed short film Kajaal. Pahuna will also be India’s first feature film in Sikkimese language.

world cinema Updated: Sep 09, 2017 16:16 IST
Pahuna - The Little Visitors is directed by Paakhi A. Tyrewala.
Pahuna - The Little Visitors is directed by Paakhi A. Tyrewala.

Debutante director Paakhi A Tyrewala’s film Pahuna - The Little Visitors received a standing ovation as it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7th.

Pahuna - The Little Visitors is Paakhi A. Tyrewala’s first feature film after her acclaimed short film Kajaal. Pahuna will also be India’s first feature film in Sikkimese language. It will also be dubbed in Hindi.

Paakhi says, “Pahuna was not an easy film to back. Nor did it follow rules of commercial cinema or abide by festival norms. Cant thank Priyanka and Dr Chopra for taking it to the world stage.”

The film - a story about three Nepalese children who get separated from their parents, escape the Maoists’ agitation in Nepal and flee to Sikkim - received an over whelming response from the global audience.

Produced by Priyanka Chopra’s Purple Pebbles Productions, Pahuna - The Little Visitors - had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on September 7.