The makers of "Bioscopewala", an extrapolation of Rabindranath Tagore's Kabuliwala, said they decided to release the film this month to pay tributes to the Nobel laureate on his 157th birth anniversary.
Tagore's birth anniversary falls on May 7, while the film will release on May 25.
"This film is our humble tribute and respect to Tagore," producer Sunil Doshi said in a statement.
Film extends the story from where Tagore's Kabuliwala ends
"Waiting for a few more months to release the film based on his story, was a decision I took as a mark of respect to him and the enormous literature and stories he created," Doshi added.
The film extends the story from where Tagore's Kabuliwala ends. In this extrapolation, bioscopewala shows films to children in Kolkata on his bioscope.
The movie stars legendary actor Danny Denzongpa
Being with the children, especially young Mini, reminds him of his daughter who is in Kabul, ravaged by civil war. Directed by Deb Medhekar, 'Bioscopewala' stars Danny Denzongpa in the title role, with Geetanjali Thapa, Tisca Chopra, and Adil Hussain.