The film titled ‘A man’s Desire for Fifth Wife’ is produced and directed by an Afghan director and the film will be screened at the International Film Festival of India in Goa, which will be held from November 20 to 30.
India’s minister of information and broadcasting Manish Tewari quoted by local news agency DNA India said, “For the first time, a film produced and directed by an Afghan director would be screened.”
While announcing the launch of the 44th edition of IFFI, Tewari said, the ministry had taken initiatives to promote the growth of the film industry. It had tried to review the statutory architecture under the films paradigm by instituting the Mudgal Committee to review the provisions of the Cinematograph Act.
A Man’s Desire for Fifth Wife is the first India-Afghanistan film in Dari language under which was made under a unique joint venture between Indian and Afghan filmmakers, directors and technicians.
The film was jointly produced by Indo-Afghan filmmakers with a total cost of $1.5-2 million. The film is entirely shot in Afghanistan. Famous music composer Ravindra Jain have provided the background score for the film.
The scenario of the movie is based on a love story where a man goes on looking for a fifth wife, though he is allowed only four. The film portrays centuries-old tradition of northern Afghanistan and violence against women in present day Afghan society.
The 90-minute film includes the cast of Shakhnaza Jabirwa, Waisuddin Samil, Takmina Rajabova, Emam Berdihof, Saher Parniyan, Maymoona Ghazai, Sahar Parniyan and Tahnima Jann.