SRINAGAR: The makers of an upcoming film `The Kashmir Daily’ while expressing their joy over the clearance from Central Board of Film Certification (CBC) have sought logistic support from the state government to ensure maximum viewership for the film.
Addressing media persons in Srinagar on Saturday, Hussain Khan, the Director, Producer and Writer of the film appealed the government for support so that the movie could reach maximum people.
“We want the movie to be released internationally, but for that we need help from government,” he added. He said that the production house has not sought financial support from the government, but was looking for encouragement in terms of facilitation and logistic support.
Khan said the movie aims at highlighting social issues of Kashmir and reflects the problems Journalists face in a conflict zone like Kashmir.
Khan said that he had faced many problems while making the movie and it was his determination to fulfill his dream that made him continue with the project. “We had to literally borrow everything used to complete this project,” said Khan. He also said high-end equipments like Study cam were used while shooting the movie.
Displaying joy over the approval of the movie by Central Board of Film Certification, Khan said he was glad to announce that the movie was given “U” certificate by the board.
Lamenting on the lack of infrastructure in Kashmir, Khan said there was no dearth of talent in the valley rather lack of avenues had held the youth back from highlighting their talent in the field of filmmaking.
Khan also appealed corporate sector, art institutions and individual financers to extend their support to local filmmakers in future and help the film industry of the state to grow.
The movie is going to be released this July at national level and is based on the life of a Kashmiri journalist. Mir Sarwar of Bajrangi Bhaijan fame is playing lead actor in the movie. The film is of 2.25 hours duration and it will be the first feature film from Kashmir that will be released in two languages i.e Kashmiri and Hindi.