Ashok Nanda's RIVAAZ - Trapped In Tradition: Theatrical Release

Rivaaz Poster

Mumbai, Aug 17, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Deeksha Screen Entertainment and Laural Entertainment present RIVAAZ - Trapped in Tradition written and directed by NRI film-maker Ashok Kumar Nanda, co-written by Ratan Pasricha. The film opens in theaters in India on Aug 26, 2011, though it was screened across the film festival circuit starting from New York FF in 2007.

The film takes on the still prevalent exploitation in rural India of women born into families who have made their living via prostitution for generations. The family profession becomes unlikely for a girl who is not considered pretty enough. A different girl is forced into the vicious cycle.

The star cast of Rewaz includes Reema Lagoo, Ritisha Vijayvargya, Meghna Naidu, Deepti Naval, Alok Nath, Manoj Biddvai, Manoj Verma, Mushtaq Khan, Rajendra Gupta, Saadhika Randhawa, Sayaji Shinde,Upendra Limaye, Vijay Raaz, Yashpal Sharma and others. The producers are Ashok Kumar Nanda and Vidya D. Kamat.

Riwaz features songs penned by Ratan Pasricha, Reeg Deb, Vijay Vijawat and Yashandra. Music is by Raj Inder Raj and Reeg Deb.

Watch the trailer.

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