Nila Madhab Panda‘s latest film Jalpari-The Desert Mermaid, produced by Sushilkumar Agrawal was screened at the Marche Du Cannes during the Cannes Film Festival.
The screening, which happened on May 17, garnered amazing response from buyers as well as the audiences. There is already much anticipation and enthusiasm about the second screening on May 23.
The makers of the film are busy meeting potential buyers and film festival curators at the festival. Panda was quoted saying, "My new film is ready. As the film was not complete earlier, I could not send it for official selection in Cannes, but we brought it to the market and got a fantastic response here. We have got invites from many festivals already."
The principal cast comprises Parvin Dabas, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Rahul Singh, Suhasini Mulay and V. M. Badola.
Agarwal was quoted saying, "The story of Jalpari is largely based on the issue of female foeticide, but it has been treated as an adventure thriller and journey film. Indian children’s cinema is now attracting a lot of interest in foreign markets, and like I Am Kalam, Panda’s Jalpari will also surely be a great success."
Jalpari will hit the Indian screens on July 20th, 2012.