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Nagesh excited to show ‘Dhanak’ at Berlinale


Nagesh Kuknoor

Mumbai: 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.

“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”.