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‘Raahgir – The Wayfarers’ by Gautam Ghosh

‘Raahgir – The Wayfarers’ by Gautam Ghosh

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Gautam Ghosh ans Amit Agarwal for their film "Raahgir - The wayfarers" at Pune International Film Festival

Explore the emotional journey of ‘Raahgir – The Wayfarers,’ a compelling film by Amit Agarwal, screened at the Pune International Film Festival 2024. Directed by Goutam Ghose, this narrative unfolds against the diverse landscapes of Jharkhand, portraying the struggles of poverty-stricken individuals on a transformative journey across India.

Pune, 24th January 2024: The Pune International Film Festival recently played host to the screening of ‘Raahgir – The Wayfarers,’ a poignant film produced by Amit Agarwal under Adarsh Telemedia. Known for his previous works like ‘M S Dhoni – The Untold Story’ and ‘Simran,’ Agarwal now brings forth a compelling narrative directed by National Award-winning filmmaker Goutam Ghose. The film features a stellar cast including Adil Hussain, Tillotama Shome, Neeraj Kabi, and Omkardas Manikpuri.

Adil Hussain, Tillotama Shome and Neeraj Kabi in the movie "Raahgir - the wayfarers"
Adil Hussain, Tillotama Shome and Neeraj Kabi in the movie “Raahgir – the wayfarers”

Set against the backdrop of the diverse landscapes of Jharkhand, specifically Ranchi and Netarhat, ‘Raahgir – The Wayfarers’ unfolds the emotional encounters between poverty-stricken strangers forced to traverse the vast expanse of India on foot in search of new economic opportunities. The storyline delves into the depths of human empathy during times of crisis, focusing on the relationships formed by three central characters on their arduous journey in pursuit of livelihood.

"Raahgir - The wayfarers" 's Director Gautam Ghosh and producer Amit Agarwal with Sudhir Misra
Director Gautam Ghosh and producer Amit Agarwal with Sudhir Misra

Amit Agarwal, the producer, expressed his delight at the overwhelming response the film received at the Pune International Film Festival. He acknowledged the significance of such festivals, emphasizing the space they provide for filmmakers and film enthusiasts to connect. Agarwal shared, “Not only did the audience enjoy ‘Raahgir,’ they also asked relevant questions related to the film, which shows their engagement with the film was genuine.” He further revealed plans to showcase the film at various international film festivals before its theatrical release in India.

Goutam Ghose, the director, shed light on the film’s central theme, stating, “The movie deals with a story of India’s impoverished people who live in the forests and can hardly make ends meet. It’s a beautiful story of humanity that is still alive among the poorest of the poor. The film celebrates the fact that despite the daily struggle for survival, the elements of humanity are still alive in these people.” Ghose emphasized the stark contrast between the realities of Indian cities and impoverished tribal villages, highlighting the film’s celebration of empathy and humanity amidst the struggle for survival.

Director Gautam Ghosh and producer Amit Agarwal
The Producer-Director Duo

‘Raahgir: The Wayfarers’ has already made its mark on the international stage, having been screened at prestigious film festivals such as Busan International Film Festival, MAMI – Mumbai Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival, CinemAsia Film Festival (Amsterdam), KIFF – Kolkata International Film Festival, and IFFK – International Film Festival of Kerala.

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As the film continues its festival circuit journey, it promises to captivate audiences worldwide with its poignant narrative, powerful performances, and a celebration of the enduring human spirit in the face of adversity. ‘Raahgir – The Wayfarers’ stands as a testament to the resilience and empathy that connect us all, regardless of the challenges we face.

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