Panel discussion held on ‘To New India with Love’ – A Film about aspirations of youth

A panel discussion was held recently on the short film “To New India With Love’ by filmmaker Trilok Malik of Apple Productions. Photo: courtesy Apple Productions.

A panel discussion, virtually on Zoom, was recently held on the short film ‘To New India with Love,’ made by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Tirlok Malik, and presented by Padma Shri Dr Sudhir Parikh, chairman of Parikh Worldwide Media and ITV Gold which publishes News India Times and Desi Talk.  The talk was sponsored by The Indian Panorama and Indian American Forum according to a press release from Apple Productions.

‘To New India with Love’ is a non-commercial venture, and examines the subject of youth aspirations. The screenplay and dialogues are written by Murtaza Ali Khan and Rakesh Zharotia is the film’s editor and assistant director.

Padma Shri Dr. Sudhir Parikh, bottom right, chairman of Parikh Worldwide Media and ITV Gold, in a panel discussion on the short film ‘To New India With Love’ made by Trilok Malik of Apple Productions. Photo courtesy, Apple Productions

Dr. Parikh praised the film’s inspiring message noting that Indian youth had far more opportunities today than five decades ago, and that positive changes have taken place in India. He also touched upon the new initiatives of the present Indian government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he said have been instrumental in empowering the youth.

Indu Jaiswal, chairperson, Indian American Forum, thanked participants and congratulated Malik on the success of ‘To New India with Love’ which, the press release said, “has been praised worldwide by audience and critics alike for his inspiring and empowering message to the youth of India.”

The panel discussion was moderated by Chief Editor of The Indian Panorama Prof. Indrajit S. Saluja, and Dr. Renee Mehrra.

Other panelists at the meeting included Dr. Azad Anand, Dr. Bhupi Patel, Dr. Urmilesh Arya, Shashi Malik, and Animesh Goenka.

Other participants included Sudhir Vaishnav, Neeta Bhasin, Anju Sharma, Lal Motwani. Also present were Pam Kwatra, Jyoti Gupta, Chitranjan Sahay Belwariar, and Anurag Sharma.

Malik said the film aims to inspire the youth of India to not give up on their dreams and to power through even if they do not have all the means. “My film ‘To New India with Love’ is an inspiring and motivational film that gives a message of hope to the youth to pursue their dreams,” Malik said.

Malik’s earlier film ‘Lonely in America,’ was shown in 74 countries and as well as on HBO and participated in 37 film festivals, winning several awards, the press release said. Other films he made include ‘Love Lust and Marriage,’ ‘Khushiyaan,’ and ‘On Golden Years’. He has also acted in films including ‘Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar,’ ‘Lajja,’ ‘Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu,’ ‘Ta Ra Rum Pum,’ ‘Sivaji: The Boss,’ and ‘Mehbooba.’



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