Kukunoor's 'Dhanak' heads to Berlin film fest

Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor's film “Dhanak” has been invited for the Generation Kplus programme of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival 2015. It will also have its world premiere at the festival.

IANS| Last Updated: Dec 13, 2014, 12:23 PM IST

Mumbai: Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor's film “Dhanak” has been invited for the Generation Kplus programme of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival 2015. It will also have its world premiere at the festival.

Shot in the bylanes of Rajasthan, the film revolves around the a little girl Pari's endeavour towards getting his brother's eyesight back. 

They set out on a journey where they encounter myriad colours of life to meet superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who on a poster promised his viewers “new eyes”. 

The complete details of the Generation programme, which focuses on films around young people who come out of situations that threaten their existence, will be announced in mid January next year.

Exhilarated by the news, Kukunoor took to micro-blogging website Twitter to share his happiness over the film getting an international platform.

"Thrilled to announce that my new film Dhanak @dhanakthefilm is head to the Berlin Film Festival. Feb 2015!!!

"Dhanak's @dhanakthefilm magical journey begins in Berlin. Let us celebrate @ManMundra @elaheh”p!" posted Kukunoor.

Actor Rannvijay Singh, who worked in Kukunoor's 2011 film "Mod", also congratulated the director.

"Congratularions sirr! @nkukunoor: Thrilled to announce that my new film Dhanak @dhanakthefilm is head to the Berlin Film Festival. Feb 2015!" the actor tweeted. 

The festival will open Feb 5.