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    Axone To Be Screened At BFI London Film Festival

    The trailer of the movie has already earned a lot of praises in Bollywood as Director Vishal Bhardwaj wrote on his Twitter that he cherished it

    Filmmaker Nicholas Kharkongor’s Axone, a Northeastern(NE) food-comedy set in the capital of India, New Delhi will be screened at the BFI London Film Festival 2019.

    Soon after the release of Axone’s trailer, it has created quite a buzz in social media and has already left people in splits with its hilarious take on how people from NE face racism in regards to their looks, lifestyle and food habits in the other parts of the country.

    The trailer of the movie has already earned a lot of praises in Bollywood. Director Vishal Bhardwaj too shared the trailer on his Twitter handle and expressed his eagerness to watch the film as he cherished the trailer.

    45-year-old Kharkonger a native of Mokukchung, a small town in Nagaland tells us the story of a group of friends who are on a tiring quest to cook Axone – a fermented soyabean condiment a delicacy of Nagaland for their friend’s wedding in the evening.

    The film set in the gullies of Humayunpur, New Delhi shows how the lead actress Sayani Gupta, a Northeasterner and her roommate deal with their judgemental owner played by Vinay Pathak to cook the smelly Axone, pronounced as Akhuni.

    The storyline revolves around how all hell breaks loose after the aroma of Axone spreads in the neighbourhood and complains fly from nook and corner of their building making their landlord miffed.

    A scene from the movie

    The 1 hour 40 minutes movie with its light-hearted comedy shows the bigger picture of how people from different communities stay in a locality and make a home for themselves. The movie is bankrolled by Yoodlee Films and has a star cast of several Northeasterners who have newly moved to Delhi, especially in Humayanpur.

    The BFI London Film Festival is an annual film festival founded in 1953 and held in the United Kingdom, running for two weeks in October with cooperation from the British Film Institute. This year the festival will start on October 2nd, 2019 and will conclude on October 13th, 2019.



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