Panaji, Nov 24 (Bureau) ZEE Studios and Namah Pictures’ LOST’ opened to great appreciation at the coveted International Film Festival of India (IFFI). After the film received an inspiring response at several renowned film festivals like Chicago South Asian Film Festival and the Atlanta Indian Film Festival, it was scheduled to premiere at the IFFI for an Asian Premiere Gala. The film opened to a great reception at the Gala as the crowd stood up to applaud the film’s breathtaking storyline. The tickets for the screening were fully sold out in less than seven hours. Helmed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, ‘Lost’ is a gripping investigative drama thriller that depicts a higher quest, a search for lost values of empathy and integrity. The screening was attended by Yami Gautam Dhar, Director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Pankaj Kapur with Wife Supriya Pathak Kapur, Tushar Pandey, CBO of Zee Studios, Shariq Patel, Producer Shareen Mantri Kedia, Kishor Arora, Sam Fernandes and Kanwal Kohli.
Inspired by true events, ‘Lost’ is a story of an enthusiastic young woman crime reporter in her relentless search for the truth behind the sudden disappearance of a young theatre activist. The cast’s stupendous performances and the film’s brilliant narrative are not the only ones to be praised but also the subjects it touched upon including strong women, feminism and journalism. The intriguing drama boasts a powerful cast – Yami Gautam, Pankaj Kapur, Rahul Khanna, and an ensemble of younger talent, including Neil Bhoopalam, Pia Bajpiee, and Tushar Pandey, in prominent roles. Director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury shared, “I feel very happy that the film was opened to such a tremendous reception at the Asian Premiere Gala. I feel truly honoured that the film was premiered at a prestigious platform like IFFI.” The applause from the audience became another proud moment for lead actress of the film Yami. When asked about her take on the response received by the film at the festival, Yami expressed, “The reaction of the audience for the film really made me elated. I couldn’t have been happier and more proud of the film’s screening at IFFI Asian Premiere Gala.
I have loved playing the role because it was such a special experience, it allowed me to explore so many layers of emotions as an actor. I cannot wait for the film’s official release now.” While capturing moments of her receiving appreciation at the IFFI, Yami shared a glimpse of the team at the screening on social media. She expressed her excitement in the caption saying -“#Lost sets @iffigoa on Received an extraordinary response at its Asian premiere.” Sharing her excitement to have herself at IFFI Goa, Yami jotted down the caption writing, “What a perfect platform for Lost to kickstart its journey! Thank you #IFFIGoa for such a warm reception and a fantastic response to Lost!” As Yami went to IFFI, Goa, she was one diva who have perfectly kept her style statement intact donning a beautiful saree. She further jotted down the caption, “It had to be red for this special occasion. The colour that symbolises power, courage and bravery. A big thanks to my team, wouldn’t be able to do it without you guys”. CBO of Zee Studios, Shariq Patel said, “The film was welcomed with open arms and it was an endearing moment to watch the film gain such a response at the IFFI Asian Premier Gala.
LOST is certainly a unique film, a story of humanity under the guise of a thriller. We utterly greatful for such a heartwarming response.” Shareen Mantri Kedia, Producer – Namah Pictures said, “IFFI was indeed a wonderful platform to showcase ‘Lost’. We have always believed in bringing forth compelling narratives and post the tremendous reception of the film at the IFFI, we are very excited for what the future has in store for this film.” On the film front, she has ‘Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga’, ‘OMG2’ and ‘Dhoom Dham’.