Acclaimed actress Nandita Das’ directorial debut film Firaaq is all set to hit the screens on 23rd January.

Apart from the Nandita Das connection, the film also boasts of an equally talented crop of actors, like Nasseruddin Shah, Paresh Rawal, Dipti Naval, Raghubir Yadav, Sanjay Suri and Tisca Chopra.

Named after an Urdu word meaning separation and quest, Firaaq tells the story about strained human relationships  in the times of communal conflict.

The film provides an insight into five stories, which show the helplessness and broken feelings during a war. Though all the five stories have different backgrounds but in a way they all raise their voice against violence.

According to Nandita Das, “The film is not about war rather it focuses on the aftermath of the human problems and their relations. I have tried to highlight the human mindset after a war.”

The film has been recognized in various international film festivals like the Toronto International Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, Pusan International Film Festival, London Film Festival and Thessaloniki Film Festival.

Firaaq will also showcase some new talents like Shahana Goswami and Nowaz.