“Saatvin Khwahish” at CAFF 21
We are happy to share that Varun Trikha’s CDC Diploma film Saatvin Khwahish (The Seventh Wish) has been selected for the Cineville
Annual Film Festival 2021.
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.
Cineville is a student-run film
festival organised by Film Tantra, the film appreciation and filmmaking society
of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi University. This year the festival is
being held online from 9th-12th April 2021. To know more
about the festival: https://caff.co.in/pages/caff-21