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‘Chauranga’ will have acceptance now: Onir


New Delhi : With non-mainstream films and complex subjects getting limelight and acceptance by audience, filmmaker Onir hopes his upcoming production “Chauranga”, about class oppression in rural India, will benefit from the present scenario.

Onir says the successful run of films like “Masaan”, “Talvar” and “Killa” is a very positive sign, especially for a filmmaker like him, who likes to tread on uncharted territory with his movies.

“There is a great amount of acceptance in the audiences now. Films like ‘Talvar’, ‘Killa’ and ‘Masaan’ have done well, despite not being mainstream. They have received great response. I think it is a very good time to release a film like ‘Chauranga’ because the audience is opening to stories like these,” Onir told PTI.

“Chauranga” has been produced by Sanjay Suri, Onir and Mohan T Mulani. It stars Sanjay, Tannishtha Chatterjee Arpita Pal Chatterjee, Soham Maitra, Riddhi Sen, Dhritiman Chatterjee and will release on January 8, 2016.

The movie has been a resounding success at film festivals with wins at IFFLA 2015 and MAMI last year. For Onir, festival glory is great but the real satisfaction is to see the film reach its intended audience.

“It is a special project for me and Sanjay. It has been a very satisfying journey, the making of the film and the festival tours, and then finally we are able to bring it to the audience. The whole point of making a movie is to take it to the audience.”

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