Chhorii to premiere at the 52nd International Film Festival of India

Amazon Prime Video collaborates with IFFI and will be showcasing Satyajit Ray films, and will host masterclasses at the festival venue

author_img Team Indulge Published :  18th November 2021 08:20 PM   |   Published :   |  18th November 2021 08:20 PM

Nushrat Bharucha

Chhorii, the Amazon Original Movie, will have its world premiere at the 52nd International Film Festival of India. The festival will be held in Goa from 20th November 2021. Amazon Prime Video will screen some of its titles at the festival. 

This is the first time in its five-decade-plus journey, that IFFI is inviting video streaming services to the festival. In addition to premiering Chhorii, Amazon Prime Video will host two special Masterclasses led by the creators and cast of Amazon Original Series The Family Man as well as Amazon Original Movie Sardar Udham and a curated showcase of Satyajit Ray’s evergreen films on Prime Video homepage between 20th and 28th November to commemorate the renowned filmmaker’s birth centenary.

Here's the line-up of films and events by the streaming platform:

November 20-28: Showcase of Satyajit Ray’s spectacular films on Prime Video 

Celebrating the life and works of legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray, Amazon Prime Video will be curating a special segment on his movies on the service. This will include 11 of his iconic films – Abhijan, Aparajito, Ashani Sanket, Chiriakhana, Hirak Rajar Deshe, Pather Panchali, Seemabaddha, Sonar Kella, Shatranj Ke Khilari, Charulata and Jalsaghar. This is in addition to ‘Satyajit Ray Through His Films’, a documentary presented by Soumitra Chatterjee that will give Prime members a chance to deep-dive into the world of a true visionary, a highly versatile and talented motion-picture director, writer, and illustrator, who redefined Indian cinema with his diverse gamut of work, ranging from feature films, shorts, to documentaries. 

November 21: Masterclass with The Family Man team on what goes into Creating Cult Icons. 

The session will focus on the secret ingredients that go in creating a cult character such as Srikant Tiwari, who comes to life in The Family Man, a gripping tale about a world-class spy who is also a simple middle-class man struggling to achieve work-life harmony. The Masterclass will be conducted by the creators and cast of this most watched Original: Raj & D.K., Aparna Purohit, Head India Originals at Amazon Prime Video, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Manoj Bajpayee (virtually). The hour-long Masterclass will discuss the power of authentic storytelling through real life incidents, humour, multi-layered and well-developed characters that set the stage for Srikant Tiwari to become a cult icon. This session will offer key insights and conceptual frameworks that budding talent can use as reference points as they develop and build out their own hits. 

November 23 – Masterclass on 'Creating Cinematic Success and Storytelling of Sardar Udham’. 

What goes into making a period drama? Where does the magic come from that engages our mind and captures our hearts? The Masterclass by Shoojit Sircar and Ronnie Lahiri will uncover what goes into creating a cinematic success through their journey of making the film. 

November 25: Exclusive premiere of upcoming Amazon Original Movie, Chhorii. 

Chhorii, an Amazon Original Movie, is a haunting story of a young couple based in the heartlands of India. The couple seeks refuge in a house hidden inside a sugarcane field, however, secrets of the past soon start unravelling and the protagonist’s quest to find the answers to all the questions takes us on a journey that’s got horror, thrills and chills, all in equal proportions. Directed by Vishal Furia and produced by T-Series, Abundantia Entertainment and Crypt TV, the film stars Nushrratt Bharuccha alongside Mita Vashisht, Rajesh Jais, Saurabh Goyal, Pallavi Ajay and Yaaneea Bharadwaj. The special screening will be preceded by an interactive session with the makers and cast of the movie.