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.
|Running Time:||90 minutes|
|Premiere Status:||World Premiere|
|Language:||in Hindi with English subtitles (deaf-friendly)|
|Producers:||Jitendra Mishra, Bindu Khanna, Poonam Kaul|
|Principal Cast:||Neena Gupta, Aqsa Siddiqui|
guests in attendance
Director Vikas Khanna