Press Release
Press Kit
Nagesh Kukunoor's
(in theatres June 17th)
AMC Empire 25, 234 West 42nd St, NYC.
Special Screening with Nagesh Kukunoor, Tuesday June 21st, 2016 @ 8 pm.
Tickets may be purchased directly from the theatre.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A
with Director Nagesh Kukunoor
Synopsis: Dhanak revolves around the eight-year old visually-impaired boy Chotu and his 10-year-old sister Pari, who has promised her younger brother, that he will be able to see by the time he turns nine. Cheerful, spirited and cheeky, Chotu is the life of his small village in Rajasthan, while Pari is his eyes and his best friend. One fine day, Pari sees a poster of Shahrukh Khan (SRK) appealing to people to donate their eyes, and is convinced that her reel life hero can help her fulfil her promise to her brother. And so Pari sets out with Chotu on a magical road trip through Rajasthan where they encounter a motley bunch of characters. 
About the author:
A chemical engineer by profession, Nagesh Kukunoor gave up his lucrative career as an environmental consultant in Atlanta and using his personal savings wrote, produced, acted in and directed his immensely successful debut film. Hyderabad Blues (1998) went on to become the largest grossing low-budget Indian film in English, and heralded a new era for Indian independent cinema. His cinematic journey has now spanned over a decade with awardwinning films such as Rockford, Iqbal, Dor, Lakshmi and Aashayein. Dhanak (Rainbow), his latest feature, has received rave reviews across the globe.
"I wanted to write a film about the India I grew up in. A world with goodness where people knew the meaning of trust. A world where magic still exists. A world through a child's eyes. Out of this desire emerged the magical journey of Dhanak." - Nagesh Kukunoor
DHANAK: Official Trailer - Directed by Nagesh Kukunoor - In Cinemas 17 June
Children's Hope India screens over 5000 children every year for eyesight defects through Sight for the Sightless Project, and conducts restorative eye surgery through the K.K. Eye Institute in Pune. (
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