National Award winning director Nila Madhab Panda who is known for his films like 'I am Kalam' and 'Kaun Kitne Paani Mein' is all set to make his next film 'Kadvi Hawa', starring Sanjay Mishra, Ranvir Shorey and Tilottoma Shome. The film deals with the emotional impact of global climate change.
“It sounds too far-fetched an idea because climate change as a concept doesn’t have as immediate an impact as love, or heartbreak. Yes, mine is an independent movie, but it isn’t a boring art film. The flow is dramatic and every frame is like a painting,” he says of the film set in the ravines of Chambal.
The film traces the history of two men who live in abject poverty and how their lives are affected by climate change. “The paradox is that both have done nothing to affect the ecology directly. " says Nila.
He has on board Karen Tenkhoff, producer of the cult film 'The Motorcycle Diaries', who is the film’s Executive Producer. “Karen and I had met in Mumbai a couple of years ago. She had seen my films and was keen to collaborate. When I got this story on hand, I called her. She was excited and instantly agreed. For her, it is a global issue. People like her are brands by themselves who add merit to your product. She is talks with Leonardo DiCaprio, George Clooney and a few more, who have actively worked towards the cause. Hollywood stars endorsing the film will give it a huge impetus,” says Nila.
The director is trying to widen the scope of the film’s worldwide release, negotiating with distributors in China, Korea, Singapore, Dubai, USA and UK. For India, he has a strategy to take the message to every corner of India.