Panaji, Nov 23: 'Manthan Ek Amrut Pyala', the lone Marathi film --a story of a housewife who wriggles out of trouble with courage after she fell victim of domestic violence--will be premiered in the ensuing 36th International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
''The film is based on an emotional journey of all the characters of different social strata through Anjali Deshpande, the main character in the film,'' said doctor-turned-director Mrunalini Patil Dayall of the film.
Talking at the main venue of the festival beginning here on November 24, Dr Dayall who entered the film career six years ago, said she desired to give a message through her film in the form of narrative experiences for lasting impression.
Anjali--who is a mass communication graduate--is a soft, gentle and balanced woman becomes victim of domestic violence when she moves on to take a job. She learns the art of living and coping with the problems by churning her thoughts to arrive at a positive outcome,'' Dr Mrunalini said.
Produced by Amitabh Dayall through Amruta Films (P) Ltd, the film stars Padmini Kolhapuri, Milind Gunajee, Vijay Kadam, Asawari Joshi, Suhas Palsekar, Ashalata and Baal Karve among others.
Dr Dayall, who is a member of the Central Board of Film Certification and daughter of Union Minister of State for Rural Development Suryakanta Patil, got a U certification for the film.
Asked about the choice of her debut film for the IFFI premier, the director attributed it to its qualities and said that the festival committee might have found the good qualities in it for the mega event.
Dr Mrunalini, who also produced a Hindi film 'Kagaar - Living On The Edge', has now been working on two Hindi films for Mads Media.