New Delhi: Director Nila Madhab Panda, known for I Am Kalam, says his forthcoming movie Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid, based on the issue of female foeticide, is not a serious film.
“Cinema is an reflection of the society. So if issues affecting the society come into picture like that of female foeticide, it does make the film a serious film. After seeing the film, people will get entertained and get a message too. It is any day better than watching a mindless comedy,” Panda told IANS.
“Jalpari” was supposed to release July 20 but got postponed due to some reasons. It now releases Aug 31 along with Shirish Kunder’s directorial venture “Joker“. The films also features actor Rahul Singh, Suhasini Mulay and VM Badola.