Panda’s ‘Kaun Kitney Paani Mein’ closes Jagran Film Festival

Bhubaneswar: The sixth edition of the Jagran Film Festival came to an end on Sunday with the screening of National Award-winning filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda’s satirical drama film “Kaun Kitney Paani Mein”.

The screening of the film – based on water crisis, caste and the power equation when water, the most important resource, vanishes and how the oppressed become the oppressors – was attended by Panda along with its lead stars Kunal Kapoor, Saurabh Shukla and Gulshan Grover at the Siri Fort auditorium in New Delhi.

Set against the backdrop of Odisha, “Kaun Kitney Paani Mein” travels between two villages fighting over a water reservoir since a couple of decades as it aims at making viewers aware of the impending water crisis and sanitation in rural areas where 70 percent of the country’s population resides.

“The film is very close to Madhab’s heart. It’s a story he has been waiting to tell since a long time. It concerns on the idea about how shortage of water is affecting our lives and we are not aware about it. Water is quite equal to gold. The film has both sides – it will make everyone laugh but also make them cry,” Kunal said at the screening.