Drishyam Films has announced their upcoming film SIYA starring Pooja Pandey and Vineet Kumar Singh. The film tells the story of a girl from a small town who, against all odds, decides to fight against the oppressive patriarchy and embarks on a journey for justice.
The makers of Manish Mundra-directed SIYA shared the poster of the film on Tuesday. The poster itself promises a vigorous social drama. In a statement, Mundra explained that the film will explore the hypocrisy behind the crimes that women are forced to endure. He said: “The number of these crimes is staggering and seems to be increasing every day. With this film, we hope to empower women to stand up and speak out. We hope that the audience will understand the meaning of our film and comment on it.”
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Talking about her role in SIYA, Pooja Pandey said, “This role and character honestly takes a lot out of you emotionally and physically. I was moved by the script and knew that this story deserves to be told.” Her co-star Vineet Kumar Singh says that although the film is shot in India, it has universal appeal because of its “global” interest.
SIYA is produced by Drishyam Films who have bankrolled films like Masaan and Newton. The film will open nationwide on September 16, 2022.