Talking about the universal appeal of the film Dibakar said, “Any family from New Delhi to Kanpur, from Buenos Aeros to Berlin, from Nairobi to Jakarta is the same. I have personally witnessed the reactions of the audiences from the various parts of the world and I am sure that everybody will connect with the film.”
The newcomers, Shashank Arora (Titli) and Shivani Raghuvanshi (Titli’s wife Neelu) also shared their experiences. “I was about a boy from Delhi and I am from Delhi. After reading the script I realized I know nothing about the city” said Shashank. “I used to look at life as black and white. Just like Bollywood. it was only after doing the film I realized that everything falls in that grey area” added Shivani.
Talking about his dysfunctional relationship with his father Amit Sial who plays ‘Titli’s elder brother, Baawla, revealed, “My father was a shoe-businessman in Kanpur, and he resented the fact that his sons didn’t want to pursue the same profession.”
Titli, which has played 30 festivals, ——international markets, and won 8 awards the world over is a tale of a dysfunctional family and a young boy’s struggle to escape his oppressive family. The film is releasing in India on October 30th.