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Gunjan Utreja’s Short film Kahwa premiered at Cannes

Kahwa is a compelling narrative that explores the unlikely friendship between an Army officer and a local tea seller in Kashmir.

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Gunjan Utreja

Actor Gunjan Utreja’s debut film, “Kahwa,” premiered in Cannes this week. Directed by the talented young filmmaker Shubh Mukherjee; this poignant short film promises to captivate international audiences with its profound narrative set against the backdrop of post-militancy Kashmir.

Gunjan Utreja, an acclaimed actor who did his Masters in Dramatics from Punjab University is known for his dynamic performances and as a popular host, is ready to take a giant leap into international cinema. With “Kahwa,” Utreja brings to life the character of Surkhab Singh, an Army officer stationed in Kashmir. His portrayal delves into the complexities of human relationships amidst political turmoil, highlighting his versatility and depth as an actor.

Kahwa is a compelling narrative that explores the unlikely friendship between an Army officer and a local tea seller in Kashmir.

Sharing his excitement about his film Gunjan says,”Cannes is about talent and great stories and also fashion. Not the other way round. The feeling is surreal. I still haven’t been able to process what’s happening around me. The people, the movies and the vibe is unparalleled to anything I have seen or experienced before. So much to learn and admire from people around. Cannes is buzzing with so much creative energy right now.” He also adds,”To be here amongst global talent is the most perfect way to showcase your talent and story but also to collaborate for the future. I met producers from Hollywood; directors from UK, Brazil, Chile and other exceptional creators from around the globe.”

Written & Directed by Shubh Mukherjee; “Kahwa” is a testament to emerging talent in Indian cinema. Shubh has been praised for their unique storytelling approach, capturing the raw and authentic essence of the human spirit. With “Kahwa,” the director has crafted a film that is both visually stunning and emotionally resonant, ensuring it will be a highlight at Cannes.

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