Bollywood Actress Priyanka Chopra’s first Sikkimese production ‘PAHUNA – The Little Visitors’ is slated to hit the screens on December 7. Pahuna – The Little Visitors narrates the story of three Nepalese children separated from their parents and their journey back home.
Revealing the news about the release of the film over her twitter, Priyanka wrote “The wait is finally over… ‘Pahuna – The Little Visitors’ releases in theatres across India on 7th Dec 2018. This is a very special film and I can’t wait to share it with you all. She also posted the poster of the movie alongside her tweet.
The wait is finally over… Pahuna – The little visitors releases in theatres across India on 7th Dec 2018. This is a very special film and I can't wait to share it with you all. #Pahuna7thDec pic.twitter.com/es0r2QxDFH
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) November 5, 2018
Pahuna, directed by Paakhi A Tyrewala has been produced under the banner of Purple Pebble Pictures owned by Priyanka and her mother Madhu Chopra and co-produced by Children’s Film Society, India.
The first look of the film was unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival in May last year. Madhu Chopra said in a statement, “This film is very special because it addresses the far-reaching consequences for children when adults make harsh decisions. Also, this story is relevant globally in its appeal.”
The movie garnered a good response at the world premiere of the film at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, followed by a special screening at Indian Kaleidoscope Film Festival in New York.
“Pahuna… will always be a very special film for all of us at Purple Pebble Pictures. When we started the journey of Pahuna…, we didn’t anticipate the film to go this far. But God has been kind and the film has resonated with the audience not just in India but across the globe,” Madhu said in a statement.
Pahuna wins Two awards at film festival for children in Germany
Pahuna – The Little Visitors won two awards at the SCHLINGEL International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience in Germany.
The film won European Children’s Film Award and got a special mention in the Awards of The Professional Jury Feature Film International category. The film received an overwhelming response at the European premiere of the film at the festival held on October 2 and October 5. It won the awards on October 6.