Actress Konkona Sensharma's directorial debut "A Death in the Gunj" saw its Indian premiere at the 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai International Film Festival with Star.
The opening movie of the festival stars Vikrant Massey,Kalki Koechlin, Om Puri, Tanuja, Gulshan Devaiah and Ranvir Shorey among others. The movie received a thundering applause from the audience after it got over last night.
It is set in the colonial town of Mc Cluskieganj in the winters of 1979. What starts as an uneventful family holiday takes a twist when the guests start playing with the spirits.
The premiere was attended by Konkona, Kalki, Huma Qureshi,Neha Dhupia, Rahul Bose, Angad Bedi, Kunal Khemmu, Soha AliKhan among others.
Konkona said she was excited to see how the Indianaudience would receive the film and was happy that the movie was chosen as the opening film.
"A Death in the Gunj" became the third Hindi film after"Aligarh" and veteran actress Jaya Bachchan-starrer "HazarChaurasi Ki Maa", to open the festival since its launch in1998.
The movie is produced by Ashish Bhatnagar, Vijay KumarSwami, Raagii Bhatnagar, Abhishek Chaubey, and Honey Trehanunder the banners of Studioz IDrream and MacGuffin Pictures. The eight-day long festival will close on October 27 withAmerican drama film "Manchester by the Sea".