MUMBAI: The Memsahib, after doing rounds of international film festivals like Pittsburgh 3 Rivers Film Festival, Stony Brook Festival in New York, Salento Film Festival in Italy, and Dances with Films in Los Angeles, is all set to be screened at IFFI (The International Film Festival of India) in Goa.
The film is written, directed and produced by NRI Kruti Majmudar and stars Emily Hamilton, Parveen Dabbas, Swetta Keswani, Murli Sharma, Glenn Fitzgerald (The Sixth Sense, Finding Forrester) and Denzil Smith. The executive producer of The Memsahib is Larry Meistrich, producer of Oscar-winning Sling Blade, directed by Billy Bob Thornton.
The Memsahib is a look at the timeless nature of love and is the story of a strong-willed woman’s search for her connection to one love, through two cultures, and many lifetimes. The film has been shot in India.
Grace Roberts (Emily Hamilton) is a young Memsahib who is coming to terms with her new life as a wife and princess in a foreign land ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ India in the 1850s. The prince is played by Parveen Dabbas, and Swetta Keswani plays Emily’s sister-in-law and confidante who helps her adjust to the ways of the royal life.
Born in Rajkot, Kruti has been associated with films like The Journey and Daddy Cool, and has worked as an art director for films for six years.
The American Independent film has score and soundtrack composed by Uday Mazumdar that includes music ranging from folk garbas and thumris to pop music. The art direction is by Nitin Desai, and Rajen Kothari has done the cinematography.
The Memsahib will be screened at IFFI on November 26.