Gurvinder Singh’s Chauthi Koot didn’t leave a single dry eye at the special screening hosted by Anand Gandhi. If Sonam Kapoor couldn’t hold back her tears, saying she was “really moved by the film…it is about silence, it is about pain, it is about love, it is about loyalty, it is about angst,” Nandita Das found it “very pure, very moving, very real, seldom do they make such films”.
Rahul Bose shared that he liked the whole film – “It is a beautiful narrative, very soulful film. What I like the most about this movie is how it has an uncompromising attitude towards the cinematic”.
Vicky Kaushal, a Punjabi whose family hails from a small village as is shown in the film, reveals that he had heard many stories from his parents about the tension back in 1984 and what he now saw on screen was a visual depiction of those times. “Not in terms of violence, just the atmosphere, the tensed atmosphere. And I think it is very rare that you see a director showcasing/expressing it in a pure form,” he pointed out.
Set during the Sikh separatist movement of the 1980s, Chauthi Koot hits the screens on August 5.