Odisha-born film producer and writer Solila Parida’s Hollywood film “Desires of the Heart” released in India on Friday after receiving worldwide recognition.
The film, directed by award-winning director James Kicklighter and co-directed by Rajesh Rathi in India, also stars Bollywood actor Gulshan Grover and ‘I Am Kalam’ fame actor Harsh Mayar.
This is the first ever theatrically released Hollywood film made by any Odia producer.
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India has witnessed so many Sati incidents before and in the male dominant society woman has to sacrifice always, but hardly any film has been made focusing this topic. Desires of the Heart portrays this issue in a lighter manner along with great colour and soulful music.
Jitendra Mishra, is the associate producer of the film where as Mumbai based Luminosity Pictures is distributing the film in India.
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Hollywood actor Val Lauren and Alicia Minshew starrer film had a market premiere at the 67th Cannes International Film Festival last year. The film has also been travelling to many other international film festivals including LA Femme International Film Festival, Sedona International Film Festival, Macon Film Festival and Hoboken Film Festival.
Desires of the Heart film has been released in major cities of India like Mumbai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Jaipur and Bhubaneswar.