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Actress and producer of Country Of Blind shares her joy on the film being selected at the Saudi Arabia Film Festival

Actress Namita Lal is elated as her film Country Of Blind is going to the Saudi Arabia Film Festival and will be premiering on 8th of May. Sharing her happiness Namita says, "The journey started with the movie getting released by Reliance in the USA across 35 theatres. It got rave reviews and also entered the race for Oscars. It was in the race along with  ‘12th Fail’ and ‘2018’  - the last three Indian films to reach the final 265 films. So it was a huge honor for all of us. I am the title producer and one of the main characters in the film. It's a very different film shot in the valleys of Kashmir. We had a very talented cast consisting of Hina Khan and Shoaib. Anushka Sen is also a part of the movie playing an important role.”
Namita also adds, "Country Of Blind is the only Indian film selected recently for the Saudi Film Festival run by the government of Saudi Arabia. This is the 10th year for them but the first time they have Indian films in the list . They have invited us to come for the screening on  8 May. It's a huge honor to be representing India in such an exclusive film festival which is held in this beautiful location of Dharan. It's a place called Ithra, which has the King Abdul Fazaz Cultural center. I am so honored and excited to be part of the film festival. I will be there for three full days, including the closing ceremony on the 9th. And I'm looking forward to meeting a host of producers from the region watching their films, including some Arabic films. The event will also host dignitaries from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf. I can’t wait for the film to be released in India which is likely to be towards the end of July.”

Namita also shares how festivals are important for a good film. She says, "Festivals are a very important part of a film's journey. But this one actually is more than a festival. It is the Saudi Arabian government film festival. It was selected by them from a range of Indian cinema they've seen and so it's a bigger honor for the entire team.”
Country Of Blind is both written and directed by the internationally acclaimed filmmaker Rahhat Kazmi. It is produced by Rahhat Kazmi, Tariq Khan, Zeba Sajid, and Namita Lal, with co-production support from Jayant Jaiswal, Jitendra Rai, and Ahmer Haider.

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