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Showing 'Searching' in India is special: Director

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

After garnering reviews at the festival in the US, Aneesh Chaganty's "Searching" is set to hit the Indian screens on August 3. He says showing the to the Indian audience is something special.

Before the world gets to see the in August, Chaganty is hosting a special screening for his friends and family on Saturday here.

"From premiering at to now, the last few months have honestly felt like a rollercoaster-fairytale. But to be showing the film in is obviously something special," Chaganty said in a statement.

"I've been spending time in since I was a kid - whether it was summer vacations of zero productivity as a middle schooler or commercial shoots as an adult. So to be showing the movie here, in my parents' home state and with so much family, family of family and friends of family feels like an honest homecoming. I'm so proud to be a part of it."

The film is a thought provoking take on two modern anxieties that people face as a society - and not knowing what children, friends and family are up to in the virtual world.

The 'hyper-modern' thriller told via every day communication devises will take the audience through the struggles of John Cho, a widowed father who tries to track down his missing daughter through the only thing possible - her digital footprints.

The movie will be released by in the country.

Chaganty had earlier directed a film called "Seeds" and was previously employed with to create content to promote the products.



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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 13:28 IST