“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: