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Directed by John Upchurch, the film features Pankaj as a Muslim auto rickshaw driver who forms an unlikely friendship with a Hindu doctor (Ram Gopal Bajaj) as they travel through different states in India in search of the doctor's childhood home.
"The film has been received well at the festivals it has been to so far. I was thrilled and honoured that my work in the film got recognised on international platforms."
"Mango Dreams" also won Pankaj the best actor award at the Capetown International Film Market and Festival in 2017 and till now has been screened at over 40 international film festivals across the world.
"While it wasn't able to get a theatrical release, I am delighted that it has been taken by Netflix. The digital platform has a large audience across the world and I am sure this film will touch many hearts around globe," he added.
The film will release on the platform on Thursday in the UK before being released on the platform in India.
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