New Delhi: National Award Winning Director Sudhanshu Saria’s ‘Sanaa’ starring Radhika Madan had its North American Premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and opened to a heart-touching response.
Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is one of the oldest and the most prestigious film festivals in the world and the first-stop festival for Academy Award Nominees. ‘Sanaa’ is the only Indian Film that was screened at the festival.
Sudhanshu said in a statement, “What I thought was a niche film made for a very specific audience is fast turning out to be a very universal film that is finding connection with audiences everywhere. It was an absolute thrill screening for our first American audience, and I couldn’t have asked for a more passionate, emotional and thrilling response than the one we got in Santa Barbara. My heart is full and I can’t wait to bring all the love back home to our wonderful cast and crew.”
Written and directed by Sudhanshu, ‘Sanaa’ is an introspective drama about an ambitious and headstrong woman who is fighting an internal battle due to unresolved trauma.
The film stars Radhika in the lead role along with Soham Shah, Shikha Talsania and Pooja Bhatt. ‘Sanna’ also recently had its World Premiere at the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival to packed houses and overwhelming critical acclaim.