After receiving critical acclaim at the Busan Film Festival, Alankrita Shrivasatava’s Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare is all set to be screened at the prestigious Glasgow Film Festival on International Women’s Day. Headlined by Indian cinema’s acclaimed actresses, Bhumi Pednekar and Konkana Sensharma, the film chronicles the journey of two rebellious small-town women, who seek independence and freedom to embrace their desires. Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare is Alankrita’s second collaboration with the powerhouse producer Ekta Kapoor after their last trailblazing movie, Lipstick Under My Burkha.
Interestingly, Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare will be a part of over 380 film screenings hosted at the film festival, which concludes on International Women’s Day. The closing ceremony shall entail a celebratory showcase of female talents – with every film screened either directed or written by a woman or starring a female lead. Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare will be representing India as a movie led by women on the international forum.
Hailed as one of the most anticipated films, Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare stirred a “rebelution” with its first look. At the 24th Busan International Film Festival, the Balaji Telefilms’ production opened to a roaring response. Touted to meet the same fate at Glasgow, the Bhumi Pednekar and Konkana Sensharma-starrer will be one of the closing films at the Glasgow Film Festival. The screening also marks the return of GFF Audience Award winner, filmmaker Alankrita Shrivastava after Lipstick Under My Burkha, this time, all set to present yet another bold and pathbreaking film.
Not just Glasgow, the film is all set to be screened at CinemAsia Film Festival in Amsterdam, Miami International film festival, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles among others.
Says Alankrita Shrivastava, “I am truly honoured that Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare has been officially selected for the prestigious Glasgow Film Festival 2020. This is one of the most important film festivals in the UK and it is a matter of such pride that our film is screening on Women’s Day i.e. March 8th, along with films by eminent female filmmakers from around the world. I couldn’t be more thrilled about our UK premiere! Dolly Kitty is making its way in the world, connecting with diverse audiences around the globe, and I can’t wait for it to come to audiences in India soon.”
Exclaims producer Ekta Kapoor, “Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare is led by an all women team – Alankrita, Bhumi, Konkona, Ruchikaa and myself, and I cannot be more thrilled that this film is screening at the Glasgow Film Festival on International Women’s Day. The movie celebrates womanhood and will open-up conversation about the suppressed female desires. I hope the audience will connect with the film’s underlying message.”