“Saatvin Khwahish” Screens at DOCULIVE

Event overview

We are happy to share that Varun Trikha’s CDC Diploma film Saatvin Khwahish (The Seventh Wish) is now available to view at Kriti Film Club’s online portal, Doculive. The film is available to watch from 13 - 31 July 2022.

Film synopsis: Jinns/Genies are the spirits made of smokeless fire. They live longer than humans, and thus, can elongate and preserve historical memory. But are they real? Rekhti poetry, written from the early 18th to late 19th century in Islamic cities of Lucknow and Delhi, explicitly talked about the desires of women (including lesbian desires). Were those desires real? The film looks at the denounced Rekhti poetry through its survivors—Jinns and desires.

Also, watch After Word by Mallika Visvanathan and I Am Yet To See Delhi by Humaira Bilkis as part of the Monsoon Reels by Kriti Film Club, Delhi. For more information:


Previous Awards and Screenings:
• Screened at DIFF Virtual Viewing Room, June 2022
• Streaming on MUBI INDIA 2022
• Selected for Cineville Annual Film Festival 2021
• Screened at 'India Day' by the Indian Embassy, Helsinki 2018
• Screened at Finland Tartu Elektriteater 2017
• Screened at Estonia Baltic Film Media and Arts School, Estonia 2017
• Selected for Kochi Muziris Biennale, India 2017
• Screened at Experiments in Moving Image, Khoj Studios, New Delhi 2017
• Screened at Downstairs @ S-47, New Delhi 2017
• Selected for Asian Short & Documentary Film Festival, National School of Design, Ahmedabad 2016
• Selected for Dhaka International Film Festival, Bangladesh 2016
• Selected for Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (New Asian Currents), Japan 2015
• Selected for Laadli International Film Festival Delhi International Film Festival 2015
• Excerpts shown on Lok Sabha TV with director's interview, India 2015
• Awarded Best Director by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India at the 3rd National Student Film Awards/NSFA, Pune, 2015
• Selected for XXIX Pärnu International Film Festival, Estonia 2015
• Selected for International Film Festival of Prayag 2015
• Selected for the Bangalore Queer Film Festival 2015
• Selected for Nashik International Film 2014
• Selected for Delhi Shorts International Film Festival 2014