"Tu Hai Mera Sunday" director Milind Dhaimade says he was quite surprised when the light-hearted movie did its share of film festival rounds.
Dhaimade has made his directorial debut with the film "Tu Hai Mera Sunday", which features Barun Sobti, Shahana Goswami, Manvi Gagroo, Rasika Dugal, Vishal Malhotra, Avinash Tiwary, Jay Upadhyay, Shivkumar Subramaniam and Nakul Bhalla. The trailer of the film, produced by Varun Shah, was launched here on Wednesday.
Since the movie has already featured at the British Film Institute (BFI) London Film Festival, New York Indian Film Festival, Cinequest Film Festival and Nashville Film Festival, the director told the media here: "Usually, festival films deal with serious and intense subject matters, but our story is quite light-hearted and shows urban Mumbai.
"So on the last leg of the film, when Film Bazaar came on board and we got to know that our film is going to festivals, I was quite surprised."
He said the story of the film came from a real life football team that plays at Juhu beach every Sunday.
"Now that the film is releasing worldwide, and my Indian audience will watch it, we are very happy because in the beginning I wanted my Indian audience to watch the film. The film has come from a very personal space," he said.
Rasika learnt sign language for the film, while Shahana said: "All the female characters in the film are rightly placed and have substantially written roles."