Jio Studios’ Mrs. and Sumo Didi to screen at the prestigious New York Indian Film Festival 2024 (NYIFF) on 2nd June

Sumo Didi bags double nomination for Best Debut Film and Best Screenplay by Nikhil Sachan
Mrs. and Sumo Didi

MUMBAI: Jio Studios continues to make waves at international film festivals with its acclaimed films! Their upcoming Hindi films Mrs. and Sumo Didi will once again enthrall audiences at the global stage at the esteemed New York Indian Film Festival 2024. Mrs. has been honoured as the festival’s Closing Film on 2nd June, while Sumo Didi will also be screened on the same day. Adding to the excitement, Sumo Didi has secured double nominations for Best Debut Film and Nikhil Sachan for Best Screenplay. Meanwhile, Mrs shines bright with a nomination for Sanya Malhotra in the coveted Best Actress category and Best Director Category for Arati Kadav.  

Jio Studios and Baweja Studios’ Mrs is a captivating account of a woman’s strength and resilience, and stars Sanya Malhotra in the lead along with Nishant Dahiya and Kanwaljit Singh in pivotal roles. Produced by Jyoti Deshpande, Pammi Baweja, and Harman Baweja, Mrs is helmed by director Arati Kadav.

Lead actress of Mrs, Sanya Malhotra, says “It is a proud moment for me that Mrs has been chosen as the closing film for NYIFF. Playing Richa, a character grappling with the delicate balance between tradition and ambition, was an immense honour and responsibility, given that it embodies the struggles of so many Indian women. Our endeavour to breathe life into this story has been incredibly rewarding and I am eagerly awaiting to share it with the world.”

Expressing her gratitude, Director, Arati Kadav, says, “I always look forward to films screened at NYIFF every year. Hence I feel truly privileged that we have been chosen as the closing film of such an esteemed film festival. Our aim with this film is to connect with Indian audiences living not just in India but abroad and this platform helps us reach the diaspora. I am thankful to our producers Harman Baweja, Baweja Studios and Jio Studios who have supported the journey of this film and made this day possible. I am also thankful for the hard work of the cast and crew and their sincerity that has made the film take these strides. We all are so happy and proud to represent our country and our stories on the world platform, and I feel very encouraged to keep working hard in all our endeavours.”

Producer of Mrs, Harman Baweja says, "I’m deeply honoured to have 'Mrs.' chosen as the NYIFF closing film. NYIFF has a longstanding legacy of celebrating ground-breaking Indian cinema, and we're incredibly proud to be a part of it. We can't wait to share our labour of love ‘Mrs.' with the audiences in New York”

Another pathbreaking film, Sumo Didi in association with Fresh Lime Films and MA + TH will be screening on 2nd June. Inspired from the remarkable journey of India’s first Sumo Wrestler Hetal Dave, the film stars Shriyam Bhagnani in the titular role along with Chaitnya Sharma (Slow Cheeta) and is directed by debutant Jayant Rohatgi. Presented by Jio Studios, Sumo Didi is produced by Jyoti Deshpande, Akash Chawla, Amit Chandrra, and Arunava Sengupta.

Sharing his excitement, director, Jayant Rohatgi, says, “After a heart-warming response at Tokyo and Palm Springs, I am excited to be a part of another prestigious film festival in NYIFF. It’s a privilege to be amidst such powerful films and filmmakers celebrating the best of Indian cinema. Hetal’s journey is simply remarkable. Her tenacity in breaking through gender stereotypes, social prejudices, lack of opportunities and her own demons to make a seemingly impossible dream come true moved me immensely. I hope our film resonates with and inspires the audience in New York as well.

Shot in Kolkata, Mumbai and Japan, Sumo Didi is a story of grit and rising from the depths of despair. A middle-class girl from a conservative Marwari family defies all odds to turn her perceived weakness into her strength and breaks the glass ceiling.

With talented casts and impactful storytelling, both films are poised to make a mark at the 24th New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF).

Mrs. and Sumo Didi have both garnered acclaim at premier international film festivals. Mrs has received appreciation at the 35th Palm Springs International Film Festival in California and Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia. While Sumo Didi's enthralling narrative captivated audiences at the renowned Tokyo International Film Festival and also at 35th Palm Springs International Film Festival.


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