Grazing Goat Pictures' hard-hitting regional drama 72 Miles Ek Pravas has had global audiences raving about the film since its screening at the London Indian Film Festival on the 20th of July 2013. The auditorium was packed with film connoisseurs from across the city, who were full of praise for the finely written and directed film. The viewers were an amalgamation of non-resident Indians in the UK, members of the Maharashtra Mandal in the UK, and in totality a spread of diverse nationalities from across the country, who were in London enjoying the wonderful weather and a plethora of thought-provoking Independent Indian films at the LIFF.
What stood out most about the screening was the poitive reviews that the film received from all the attendees who were in awe of the content driven film and were able to connect with the characters despite the language barrier. Some of the reviews include: 'Nice Film, Great Acting by the lead Radhakka & Ashok. Really loved it', while a first time Marathi film viewer said, “'First Marathi film I saw in my life but this one is really excellent'. Another viewer said, 'Greatly shot and a real content driven film. Thanks LIFF for selecting it as part of this year's festival.'
One viewer called it “A really inspiring film, brilliant...'which manifests what Grazing Goat Pictures set out to achieve.”
The film was highly appreciated and well received to the extent that the audiences were eager for a screening follow up requesting an in-depth discussion with the producers and director of the film.
72 Miles Ek Pravas, which is the duo's debut into Regional Film production has been stirring waves with its conceptual excellence and moving screenplay. A hard-hitting, poignant tale of a young boy who makes his journey into self-actualization against the backdrop of a rustic India, 72 Miles Ek Pravas, explores a beautiful, coming of age journey for the 13 year old boy Ashok and the companionable relationships he makes through his journey.
Commenting on the reception of the film at the LIFF, Akshay and Ashvini said, “The opportunity to have been able to screen 72 Miles Ek Pravas at the LIFF in itself was a huge honour, but the great appreciation that the film and our efforts have received at the first ever international screening of the film has left us speechless. We are extremely delighted with the positive feedback and feel proud to have nurtured such a great opportunity in the face of 72 Miles Ek Pravas. We regret not being able to make it to London for the screening but send our gratitude to all those who appreciated the love, hard-work and emotion that we have put into the project. We are trying to make this film available to as many viewers' globally, as possible and will continue to evolve and create memorable film moments for each of our audiences through our production house. The positive response has only strengthened our motive behind spearheading Grazing Goat Pictures and we assure our audiences across the word that we will continually bring great films to them just like 72 Miles Ek Pravas.”
72 Miles Ek Pravas releases on the 9th of August, 2013