MUMBAI: Marathi film "Chumbak" has been officially selected for the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) that is set to take place from August 10 till August 22 under the theme of "Inclusion".
Directed by Sandeep Modi, "Chumbak" will be presented by actor Akshay Kumar.
The film, starring renowned lyricist Swanand Kirike, is a story of friendship between a 15-year-old table-cleaning-waiter-boy 'Baalu' and his chance encounter with a 45-year-old mentally slow man 'Prasanna' that forces him to make a choice between his dreams and morality.
Expressing happiness about the premiere, Swanand said in a statement: "I am really excited that our film 'Chumbak' is selected in the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne and I am really looking forward to the response of Australian people. I am very happy that a superstar like Akshay Kumar has agreed to present the film now for us in India," he added.
IFFM was established in 2012 as an initiative of the Victorian Government and is an important part of the State's cultural calendar.
"Chumbak" is slated to release on July 27 in India.