Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s debut directorial “Nil Battey Sannata” will be the opening night film at Chicago South Asian Film Festival and Film Awards (CSAFFestival).
A tweet from the official account of the festival read: “Don’t miss CSAFFestival’s Opening Night film, ‘Nil Battey Sannata’ and live Q and A session with Swara Bhaskar on 10/6.”
Actress Swara Bhaskar, who is seen in a pivotal role in the film, took to Twitter to share her excitement with her fans and followers.
“Chicago! I’m here for ‘Nil Battey Sannata’ at the CSAFFestival Opening Ceremony opening film. Come watch,” Swara tweeted.
Founded in 2010, the CSAF Festival, presented by Zee Cinema, has become an annual South Asian event in the heartland of the US. It is organised by the Chicago South Asian Arts Council Inc, an NGO dedicated to enhancing diversity in Chicago through international cinema, conversation and culture.
“Nil Battey Sannata” tells a story of a domestic help named Chanda played by Swara, who enrolls to study in the same school as her 15-year-old daughter named Appu to set a good example. It found critical acclaim when it released.