Kalki Koechlin returns after four years with Goldfish

Goldfish, presented by Anurag Kashyap, marks the return of Kalki Koechlin to the big screen after four years. photo: Moe’s Art

Goldfish, presented by Anurag Kashyap and featuring Kalki Koechlin, Deepti Naval and Rajit Kapur, will release in India and USA on August 25. Goldfish marks Kalki Koechlin’s return to the big screen after four years. Splendid Films have announced the release of their critically-acclaimed film set in London.

Goldfish deals with memory, music, mental health and identity. Anamika (Kalki Koechlin), the child of a mixed marriage, returns home to her estranged mother Sadhana (Deepti Naval), because she is suffering from the onset of dementia. She returns to a neighborhood she barely remembers, to a woman who sometimes does not remember her.

Directed by Pushan Kripalani, this Indian-British-American production brings together some actors from the United Kingdom—Bharti Patel, Gordon Warnecke, Ravin Ganatra and Shanaya Rafaat—to tell a delicate story of a mother and a daughter, and of community.

Speaking about presenting the film, Anurag Kashyap said, “I saw Goldfish at the Busan International Film Festival and I was so moved by the relationship between Kalki and Deepti Naval with some brilliant writing and performances, directed with so much nuance with all the incredible supporting cast. It’s a beautiful film and I am thrilled to present it. I am so happy that after travelling across the world to so many festivals, it’s finally coming to the audiences in India.”

Speaking about her journey on the film, Deepti Naval said, “Goldfish is a perfect cinema that any artiste would want to be a part of, for it tells the story of a mother-daughter relationship and delves into the complexities of human nature and how circumstances mould individual relationships. The importance of a community and the love people offer is highlighted in the film through the stellar performances of Bharti Patel, Gordon Warnecke, Ravin Ganatra and Shanaya Rafaat. It was a treat to work with Kalki and to see the script come to life through the lens of Pushan. I cannot wait for audiences to experience this work of art!”

Kalki Koechlin said, “It is exciting to be back on screen, with such a beautiful film after a long hiatus from acting due to motherhood and Covid. Interestingly, in the tradition of art imitating life, the film also explores a mother-daughter relationship during Covid lockdown, played by Deepti Naval and me respectively. It is an international movie with raw humor and heartwarming emotions that will reach out to all of us who’ve struggled with our parents, our children or our identity.”



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