Sanya Malhotra’s Pagglait shows content has no barriers, says director Umesh Bist
Sanya Malhotra starrer Pagglait garnered a mixed response from the audience. While a section loved the film and its endearing story backed by an ensemble cast and powerful premise, another section found it to be slightly slow. But in totality, the film managed to tug at heartstrings and create buzz. The film was released on Netflix India and has been on their trending list ever since it was released. Sanya Malhotra plays Sandhya in the movie, a widower who cannot grief the demise of her husband. The story explores various nuances against a patriarchal background and ends on a powerful note of women’s emancipation.
About the success of Pagglait, director Umesh Bist, said, “On the success of Pagglait, director Umesh Bist, said, “Pagglait is a film very close to my heart and I want to thank everyone who has worked hard in making this project come to life. Guneet Monga took a chance on this unconventional story of Sandhya and added more layers to it with her experiences. I’m grateful to have such an enriching partnership with Sikhya and Balaji. Having Ekta Kapoor empower our journey was game-changing. All the actors performed extraordinarily and every member working behind the camera gave their best to the film. I am amazed to see the love and affection the team is receiving, across the world on Netflix! This proves that content has no barriers and all we need is to tell stories that touch the audience’s heart.”
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Directed and written by Umesh Bist, the film boasts an ensemble cast consisting of veteran actors Sayani Gupta, Shrutii Sharma, Ashutosh Rana, Raghubir Yadav, Sheeba Chaddha, Meghna Malik and Rajesh Tailang.