Glimpses from the special screening of The Green Window at Nandan
The Green Window, directed by Indira Dhar Mukkherjeeand presented by PritiAgarwal Films, tells the story of Georgy, inspired by the tragic real-life story of an old-age home resident named Georgetta Lorimer. Adapted onscreen from the second story of the book The Angels on Earth, the film mirrors the social reality of our times in showing how Georgetta has to go to an old-age home when her son shifts to the US with his family. After being screened at KIFFearly last year and winning many laurels nationally and internationally, the film is now streaming on Disney+Hotstar.Snapshots from the special screening of the film early this month at Nandan, ahead of its OTT release.
Priti Agarwal, the producer of the film. “The movie and its essence are both very close to me. It is a story underlining selfless love, made during the turbulent Covid time. The message, I believe, should reach as many people as possible and nothing better than the OTT platform of Disney+ Hotstar. It not only makes me immensely happy but deeply satisfied too, totake the film to such a large and versatile range of audience. As the story does not limit to any specific culture or generation, it should appeal to and be relatable to all who view it,” said Priti.
Director Indira Dhar Mukkherjee with son Kabir and husband Snigdhadeb at the screening. “As a filmmaker that is the key — what is the content and where the content lands. I surely want the film to get a lot of viewers. We wanted a larger reach, that’s the reason we made the film in Calcutta. When the film was made I came to Calcutta from Bombay and the film got released from Bombay. So, we wanted an OTT release which will give the viewership that the film deserves and I am glad that Disney+ Hotstar is actually distributing the film. Most likely people liked the film because it is a known story yet very fresh. People could relate to the film because the film is based in Calcutta. It is not fast-paced content but has a pace of its own. When it reached the jury panels at various festivals, that is when I understood that I made the right film. I would request every mother to watch Green Window. It is dedicated to all the mothers,” said Indira.