Avijatrik Premiers in England & Germany in September 2021 and making waves in the Film Festival Circuit

 Avijatrik Premiers in England & Germany in September 2021 and making waves in the Film Festival Circuit
Avijatrik [The Wanderlust of Apu] is traveling all over the world and now it is all set to have its exclusive UK Theatrical Premiere in LondonBermingham, and Manchester in September 2021 as under.
 
Premiere Schedule:
 
Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival- London, 18th September 2021 at Cine Lumiere.
Birmingham Indian Film Festival presented by LIFF-  Birmingham, 19th September 2021 at Mac Birmingham.
Manchester Indian Film Festival presented by LIFF- Manchester, 27th September 2021 at Home Manchester.
 
Madhur Bhandarkar said “I am delighted to learn that  our film Avijatrik is having its UK &German  Premieres in September.We have worked hard to make Avijatrik . My other films have also gone to various festivals and I hope this joint venture with Gaurang Jalan also receive the same love and affection.”
Gaurang Jalan said “Indeed, we are glad that Avijatrik(The Wanderlust of Apu)is travelling far &wide.UK has a very large diaspora of movie loving Bengali community -both from India&Bangladesh-and we hope that this film will be watched by them,as the backgroud is of undivided Bengal, when conceptualised by legendary writer, Bhibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay.Berlin will also give us an opportunity to reach out to its mature audiences,who have appreciated the Indian cinema over decades.”
 
Besides UK Premiere, the film is also scheduled to have its German Premiere at Babylon Cinemas, Berlin Mitte in September 2021 on 26th of September 2021 at 3:30 pm, and is invited for Bangladesh Premiere as  Official selection at Dhaka International Film Festival in ” Cinema of the World ” Section from 15-23 January 2022.
 
 
Avijatrik is a unique film with a rich legacy & soulful music. With ‘Avijatrik’ (The Wanderlust of Apu) – the enduring and endearing character of ‘Apu’ is all set to return after 60 years to the big screen! It is the sequel to the classic “Apu Trilogy”, directed by Satyajit Ray & background score by Pt Ravi Shankar. The plot takes off from where “The Apu Trilogy” had ended in 1959 with “Apur Sansar”. The story revolves around a sublime bond between a father (Apu) and his 6-year-old son (Kajol) . The film has explored a beautiful tapestry of pure interpersonal relationships to recreate the magic of Apu– sharing adventures with his beloved son, Kajol. 
 
Subhrajit Mitra is the director of the film and the music of this film is by the internationally acclaimed exponent of the Indian classical genre  Pt. Bickram Ghosh. The Title Track is a Variation by  Ms. Anoushka Shankar, of her father Pt. Ravi Shankar’s iconic Pather Panchali theme. 2020 & 2021 is the centenary year of Pandit Ravi Shankar Ji & 2021 of legendary Satyajit Ray respectivelyThis film has been made at an appropriate time for our audiences. Avijatrik is also a tribute to evergreen Shri Soumitra Chatterjee. The film has been shot in B&W with an ensemble of experienced cast and crew at 68 locations to retain the rich aesthetic flavor that compliments its backdrop of 1940’s India. 
 
Gaurang Films has been in the production of quality and content-oriented films (feature, short, documentary, etc) since 1976 and is the Producer of ‘Avijatrik’.
Avijatrik is Co-produced by Bhandarkar Entertainment and NCKS Explorations.
 
The film has won the following recognitions so far :
 
International Film Festival of India [ IFFI ] 2021. Indian Panorama. Official Selection.
Kolkata International Film Festival [ KIFF ] 2021. Indian language competition. Official Selection.
Shanghai International Film Festival [ SIFF ] 2021. International Panorama Competition. Official Selection. 
Miami Film Festival [ MIFF ] 2021. International Competition. Official Selection. Best Film, Nomination. 
Montreal Independent Film Festival 2021. Best Music Direction, Winner. 
Montreal Independent Film Festival 2021. Best Direction, Nominated. 
European Cinematography award 2021. Winner. 
Istanbul Film Awards [ IFA ] 2020. Best Free Speech Film. 
Chennai International Film Festival [ CIFF ] , 2021. Indian Panorama. Official Selection. 
Buenos Aires International Film Festival, 2020. International Competition. Official Selection. 
Winner Seattle Film Festival for Best Screenplay for  Feature film adapted from novel, World competition, 2021.
Winner Seattle Film Festival for Best Cinematography, International Competition,2021.
Winner Seattle Film Festival for Best Inspirational feature film, World competition.
The Trailer of Avijatrik is also creating waves globally & has already garnered nearly 800,000 views as per the link below:
https://youtu.be/O5CZgJ1lm5k
 
 Rome Independent Prisma Award, 2020. Winner, Best Trailer.
The Monthly Film Festival [ TMFF ] 2020, London. Winner, Best Trailer.
Istanbul Film Awards [ IFA ] 2020, Winner, Best Trailer.
Festigious International Film Festival, 2020, Los Angeles. Winner, Best Trailer.
ARFF Berlin International Film Festival, 2020. Winner, Best Trailer.
Prague International Monthly Film Festival, 2020. Finalist, Trailer.
Kosice International Monthly Film Festival, 2020. Finalist, Trailer.
For more details, you may like to visit: filmavijatrik.com

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