Set in post-colonial India, QISSA tells the story of Umber Singh, a Sikh, who is forced to flee his village due to ethnic cleansing at the time of partition in 1947. Umber decides to fight fate and builds a new home for his family.

When Umber marries his youngest child Kanwar to Neeli, a girl of lower caste, the family is faced with the truth of their identities; where individual ambitions and destinies collide in a struggle with eternity.

The father who had thought his only son was actually a male turns out it to be a transgender human. The story evolves around the journey of the father and child overcoming various challenges which are brought forward on them. The heartbreaking story of a transgender human who realizes he’s not male or female.

The film has already received many awards at various international film festivals.

Releasing February 20, 2015 simultaneously in Select Cinemas

Irrfan Khan
Tisca Chopra
Tillotama Shome
Rasika Dugal

Director- Anup Singh
Writers- Anup Singh, Madhuja Mukherjee
Cinematographer- Sebastian Edschmid
Sound Designer- Peter Flamman
Music Composer- BéatriceThiriet

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