Sui Dhaaga - Made in India, starring Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma, is going to compete at the 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) The Belt and Road Film Week which began on Saturday, 15th June 2019, and is one of the largest film festivals in East Asia.
Sui Dhaaga is the only Hindi film chosen for this competition. Written and directed by Sharat Katariya -- who is best known for his hit film Dum Laga Ke Haisha -- Sui Dhaaga is the story of a tailor Mauji (Varun) and his wife Mamta (Anushka), who live in a small village in India and start a business together to find a way out of their financial struggles. The movie is a tribute to local artisans and young entrepreneurs in India. Released on 28th September 2018, it was a hit with the audiences and received praise from critics. It received also five nominations at the Filmfare Awards.
Speaking on the film’s entry into SIFF, Anushka said, "It is quite special that our film has been selected in the competition category at The Shanghai International Film Festival The Belt and Road Film Week, which indicates that power of good content can cut across language and cultures."
The Shanghai International Film Festival will run till 24th June 2019. Actor Varun Dhawan shared the news of Sui Dhaaga’s entry into SIFF on Twitter and his fans were delighted. Here’s what some of them had to say:
Mauji mamta shall be at the Shanghai international film festival as the only hindi film film choosen for the competiion pic.twitter.com/huHdP7EDyt— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) June 15, 2019
@Varun_dvn @AnushkaSharma Extremely proud & happy to see this film reach its deserving places,sir,mam.
Looking forward to many such wonderful piece of work in the future!
Keep up the good work!#SuiDhaga https://t.co/zCY9kxs6xs— Nilanjan Mondal (@Nilsy14) June 15, 2019
Those who havent watched #SuiDhaaga, should do. A very earthy, delightful, inspiring, happy tale of hopes and dreams. Varun & Anushka were simply brilliant in this small but large-hearted film.— NJ (@Nilzrav) June 15, 2019
That's why we say CONTENT is the king. #SuiDhaaga was such a simplistic and realistic film and had all the reasons to connect with masses. Congratulations and good luck @Varun_dvn @AnushkaSharma @Sharatkatariya for #ShanghaiInternationalFilmFestival. Sab Badiya Hai... https://t.co/dCSSEhkeGy— Monika Rawal (@monikarawal) June 15, 2019