Sairat: I was moved to see the Marathi Romeo and Juliet, says Irrfan
Sairat has cast its spell on the box office as well as the fans. The Marathi film, about two young lovers, has struck the right chord with the audience and turned out to be the highest-grossing Marathi film. And even Bollywood actors aren’t far behind in showering praises on the film. But actor Irrfan Khan has gone a step further and will organise a special screening of the film in Mumbai on Monday.
Directed by Nagraj Manjule, the film talks about relationship between two young teenagers, who face several challenges before eloping the village.
The Piku actor will be hosting the screening for teenagers, including his children, as he feels the younger generation needs to be exposed to great content that is being produced in India.
The screening will be held with guest list including Irrfan and his family, teenagers who are friends of Irrfan’s children and others in presence of the film’s director at a theatre on Monday, read a statement.
“Every year regional cinema is adding a feather in its cap and undoubtedly this year it’s Sairat,” Irrfan told IANS.
He added, “I was moved to see the Marathi Romeo and Juliet and truly believe that our teenagers should see the movie, who are exposed mostly to western cinema because this is the phase of new Indian cinema which is bound to become universal and world cinema.”
Sairat, a romantic film which released on April 29, is Manjule’s second feature movie, after Fandry in 2014, which went on to bag the 61st National Film Award for Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director.