Natkhat’ And Habaddi’ To Open Indian Film Festival Of Melbourne
Bollywood film ‘Natkhat’ and Marathi film ‘Habaddi’ is all set to open the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2020. Due to the corona-virus pandemic both the films will be hosted virtually from 23 to 30 October.
‘Natkhat’, is a story of a mother teaching her young son about gender equality and calls out toxic misogyny. It will be screened in a double bonanza package along with Nachiket Samant's Habbadi, which traces the story of a young boy with a speech impediment.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh dropped the deeds on the projects. He tweeted, “UPDATE... #Natkhat - starring #VidyaBalan - and #Marathi film #Habaddi to open Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2020... #IFFM - hosted in Aug annually - is going virtual from 23 to 30 Oct 2020... Like every year, the Festival will showcase over 60 films in 17 languages”
Natkhat is a short film directed by Shaan Vyas and written by Vyas and Annukampa Harsh. It stars Vidya Balan as a mother educating her young son about gender equality. It premiered on YouTube as part of the We Are One: A Global Film Festival.
‘Habaddi’ is written and directed by Nachiket Samant. The story is about when the news of his village’s school kabaddi team travelling to Mumbai breaks out, a ten-year-old boy with a speech defect sees the opportunity to meet the girl he adores. The story highlights how he will chant Kabaddi, Kabaddi without stammering.