|Diractor Manish Tiwary and Actor Ritwik Sahore|
Dreams do not transpire into reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. And it may take a little pixie dust to make them come true…This seems to be the crux of director Manish Tiwary’s Chidiakhana, his latest venture after Issaq and Dil Dosti Etc.
Tiwary who wove his tale from his observation of the goings-on in our own metrop, adds that, the story of immigrants and the underdogs is a global issue. The 'Dreamers' in the USA and the cause of immigrants elsewhere in the world are politically rife and topical issues today! Manish Tiwary's Chidiakhana is the story of the underdog Sooraj, a teenager from the heart of hinterlands of Bihar who comes to Mumbai with his mother and finds himself caught in the throes of the Marathi-Bihari conflict, that threatens to take him away from his only passion – football, a game, that he worships, reveres and lives 24x7.
Says Tiwary, “Nevertheless, when you follow your dreams with passion and work hard, you find help from the most unexpected quarters. But will the boy be able to scale the wall that stands between him and his dreams in the zoo of this world that seems to bring with it unique creatures with minds of their own, forms the base of my film.”
Tiwary, who is working on the post-production of the film, avers that Chidiakhana is the story of every underdog. “The hero might be a young teenager fighting against all odds, but in him lies the story of each one of us, our strife and our will that will bend things our way. I would like Chidiakhana to inspire each viewer to achieve his dreams, irrespective of their circumstances.”