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IFFI 2009: Sona Jain on ‘For Real’

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- Filmmaker Sona Jain and lead actress Sarita Choudhury spoke to Reuters about their film “For Real” on the sidelines of the 40th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in the tourist haven of Goa.

Jain’s first feature film is the story of a six-year-old who witnesses a moment of discord within her family.

The ensuing depression evident in her parents causes a chain reaction in the child’s mind, making her withdraw into a fantasy world where she believes her real mother has been sent to the Orion Galaxy and “mother” at home is really an alien. No one believes her story till the lonely child runs away in search of her real mother. “For Real” is in English and premiered at the film festival in Goa.

(PHOTO: Actress Sarita Choudhury is seen in a still from the film)

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(Flip cam video: Tony Tharakan)

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