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Date and Time: Sat, Jun 01, 9:15 PM
Location: Theatre 3, Village East by Angelika, New York, NY
Director: Raghvir Joshi
Starring: Anula Navlekar, Antonio Aakeel, Harish Patel, Sheeba Chaddha, Vipin Sharma, Nicholas Brown
Run time: 1 Hour 30 minutes
Language: Hindi, Gujrati, English
Year Made: 2023
Country: India
With: Will also feature short film Impasse,

Sahela (Companion) tells the story of Vir Oza and Nitya Behl, an Indian-Australian couple grappling with Vir's recently discovered gay identity in suburban Sydney. As they navigate traditional expectations and modern norms, the pressures of family, finances, and Nitya's dreams for their future add to their struggles. Seeking escape, Vir explores his sexuality, while Nitya turns a blind eye. When Vir is arrested for obscene exposure, the couple is forced to confront the reality of their situation. The revelation of Vir's secret causes turmoil within their tight-knit community, shattering friendships and cultural foundations. Amidst the chaos, Vir and Nitya question their love and friendship, and whether they can survive without each other in a world that seems intent on tearing them apart.

Director : Raghvir Joshi
Raghvir Joshi embarked on his filmmaking journey by studying directing in Mumbai, India's cinematic epicenter. Following his studies, he built a successful career, contributing to critically acclaimed international films such as "The Man Who Knew Infinity," "Hotel Mumbai," and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." Raghvir honed his skills working alongside renowned actors Judi Dench and Dev Patel as their assistant, gaining valuable insights into the art of filmmaking. In addition to his directing prowess, Raghvir showcased his versatility by co-producing the film "Monkey Man." With a growing list of accomplishments, Raghvir Joshi continues to captivate audiences and solidify his reputation as a talented force in the world of cinema