Qissa is director Anup Singh’s second movie, after his first film, ‘The name of a River’ which released a decade ago. Anup has spent 12 years on gathering funds for the movie to be made, and the fruit it has borne is epic.
It was first screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and has managed to bag the Netpac Award for World or International Asian Film.
The film stars Irrfan Khan, Tillotama Shome, Rasika Dugal, Tisca Chopra, Faezeh Jalali and Sonia Bindra. The plot of the movie is about a Sikh man Umber, who had desperately wanted a son since he suffered the loss of his daughter during the India-Pakistan partition and migrates back to Punjab, India.
His fourth child is born a girl but in a snap decision he decides to raise her as his son naming her, Kanwar Singh, who becomes a truck driver. However, when Kanwar Singh struggles a lot in life as the gender differences, she faces in her life trying to be a man. But when she gets married to a girl, Neeli, this gives birth to a lot of complications.
The film is a pure work of beauty and incredible performances. A mesmerizing performance by Trrfan Khan and other actors who worked so hard for this heart-breaking film. This movie comes in face to face with the reality of ghosts of our past and how we should move forward in order to survive and create a world free from all the damages.
There isn’t anything that could have been stated as what didn’t work for the film. It is an immense beautification of life and its mysteries and how to overcome what we feel is killing us on the inside. The film is all set to release nationwide in selected theaters on 20 February 2015 and simultaneously its DVD and VOD will also be released.
We hope you watch this amazing film which will soon release in your nearby theaters.