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'Trijya' heads to Tallinn

by Gehna Kapany


Akshay Indikar’s debut ‘Trijya’ (Radius) world premiered at Shanghai and is set to have its European premiere at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival this year.


The film traces the journey of a young Indian poet as he laments losing his sense of self and faces the reality of his dreams. While trying to find his place in the sprawling city of Pune, the lead finds himself trapped amidst the hustle-bustle and blaring city noise, forcing him to make inevitable compromises for a peaceful life.

“My debut feature is a collection of my personal experiences. The film hooks on the chaos of present youth dilemma and carries the echo of the unexpressed sounds, silences, and dreams which are crushed while matching the pace of life”, says Indikar.

‘Trijya' world premiered at Shanghai and was nominated for the Asian New Talent Awards in 3 categories namely, Best Director, Best Film, and Best Cinematography. The Marathi language film is collaborative production of Chitrakathi Nirmiti & Bombay Berlin Film Productions. ‘Trijya’ marked Indikar’s debut and the critical acclaim it earned indicates his flair for cinema.

Arfi Lamba and Katharina Sauckale’s Indo-German production house continues to support debut filmmakers and their initial production, ’Loev’ and ‘The Road To Mandalay’ premiered at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Venice International Film Festival respectively.  Adding to their motley of accolades is now the European Premiere of the film at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. It is the only A-category festival in Northern Europe, putting it in league with festivals like Cannes, Berlin and Venice.


The festival will be held from Nov 15- Dec 1. Indikar’s debut will screen under the Current Waves section which is a restructured version of the former Panorama section to incorporate a more extensive selection of world cinema. It will have three screenings at the festival, on Nov 26, Nov 28, and Dec 1.  

Given it's promising start and eventual acclaim, the makers plan to release the film pan-India.