LA-based filmmaker Tushar Tyagi tackles social issues with ‘Kashi’

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With films focusing on social issues doing well with the Indian audiences worldwide, Los Angeles based filmmaker Tushar Tyagi’s upcoming movie ‘Kashi’ is set to be a unique addition to the list.

‘Kashi’, which is expected to be a favourite at a film festivals in the coming year as with previous films of Tyagi’s, is a film derived from a personal connection that he has to India. He recently told The Tribune, “This film is very close to my heart. I’m second generation out of the village, while growing up I have spent like every summer vacation in my grandparent’s village. I still remember when we use to drive on the road”

“After the sunset it was a very general sight to see defecating people standing up because they were visible by car’s headlight. It was a very un-comforting sight I have seen many times and I wanted to do something about it. So I decided to make a film on it as films are the tool of mass awareness”, added Tyagi.

The filmmaker went on to describe how he defines himself, “Filmmakers are like birds – we fly and nest wherever our work takes us. I see myself as an Indian who wants to make films in India and abroad taking our culture and other not so known culture to the international level, meanwhile creating awareness for the issues that needs immediate attention.”

The story of ‘Kashi’ surrounds a poverty-stricken teenage girl who is adamant to build a toilet in her house.

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