• The Last Color

    Directed by Vikas Khanna
    India | 90 minutes | World Premiere | Focus On India

When international award-winning chef Vikas Khanna makes a film about restoring the right of widows in India to participate in the festival of Holi, flinging handful of bright colored powders in the air in wild abandon, it’s another winning recipe.


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film synopsis

International award-winning chef and TV personality Vikas Khanna not only owns a Michelin star restaurant in New York, but he’s also a known author, philanthropist, and now filmmaker. In this life-affirming movie, he tells the story of Noor, who is dying to participate in Holi, a joyous festival of color denied to widows in India in a 400-year-old tradition. For centuries, Indian widows have been relegated to obscurity: socially dead, ostracized, and cast away by their families, banned from ceremonies because their presence is considered unlucky. They are relegated to praying, wearing white saris and — regardless of their age — spending the rest of their lives in ashrams. In The Last Color, a sassy, street-smart child befriends Noor, a widow from a local ashram. When Noor shares wistful memories of the days when she played Holi, flinging handfuls of pink powder, the young girl promises that next year they will play Holi together.

film details

Country: India
Year: 2018
Running Time: 90 minutes
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Language: in Hindi with English subtitles (deaf-friendly)
Director: Vikas Khanna
Producers: Jitendra Mishra, Bindu Khanna, Poonam Kaul
Principal Cast: Neena Gupta, Aqsa Siddiqui
Primary Company: CINEMA4GOOD
Cinematographers: Subranshu Das
Editor: Archit Rastogi
Music: Elliot Middleton
Screenwriter: Vikas Khanna

guests in attendance

Director Vikas Khanna

2019 Film Festival