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Hansal Mehta’s ‘CityLights’ screened at New York Indian Film Festival

Hansal Mehta was surprised to see that the 2014 film "CityLights" still moves the audiences.

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Filmmaker Hansal Mehta’s “CityLights”, a movie dealing with urban poverty, was screened at the New York Indian Film Festival 2015.

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta‘s “CityLights”, a movie dealing with urban poverty, was screened at the New York Indian Film Festival 2015.

The movie, starring Rajkummar Rao and Patralekha, is a story about a poor farmer from Rajasthan, who comes to Mumbai in search of livelihood with his family but faces adverse conditions upon arrival in the megacity.

Mehta, who attended the screening at the festival, said he was surprised to see that the 2014 film still moves the audiences.

“Lovely screening of Citylights at #NYIFF15. Enjoyed the QandA with @benegal thoroughly. Nice to see this film still moving audiences,” Mehta posted on twitter.

Mehta recently finished shooting his much-awaited forthcoming film “Aligarh”. The film stars Manoj Bajpayee and Rao in the lead roles. It is loosely based on the real-life incident of a gay professor, who was terminated from his job because of his sexuality.