"Naya Pata", a crowdfunded project revolving around the acute loneliness and identity crisis felt by migrants, will hit the screens June 27 .
PVR Director's Rare will release the movie, directed by debutant Pawan K. Shrivastava, in select cities, said a statement Friday.
The independent film comes from Bihar and is set in the late 1980s. It follows Ram Swarath Dubey, the protagonist, who has been rendered jobless by the shutting down of the sugar industry in Bihar. Having no other option, Ram migrates to New Delhi in search of livelihood, leaving behind his family and young wife.
The narrative is about his life as he senses alienation from both the worlds that he inhabits.
"Naya Pata" stars theatre actors Abhishek Sharma and Yashwardhan Singh, who both play the protagonist in different stages of life. Also featuring in the film are Shaad Ahmed and Julie Warsi in supporting roles.
Talking about the decision of releasing the film, Sanjeev Kumar Bijli, joint managing director, PVR Ltd. said: "Every aspect of this film talks about cinema that is heartfelt and the efforts gone into the making of this movie are evident.
"By releasing 'Naya Pata' through our platform of PVR Director's Rare, we hope that the movie receives the accolade that it deserves, while putting independent cinema under the spotlight."
The film's director is elated that the movie is getting released and that he has "an opportunity to share it with everyone."