Chilkuri Sushil Rao’s documentaries ‘Swapnika” and “Nostalgia” to be screened at 7th World Film Festival-23 at Hyderabad on March 19

 Chilkuri Sushil Rao’s documentaries ‘Swapnika” and “Nostalgia” to be screened at 7th World Film Festival-23 at Hyderabad on March 19

Two documentaries “Swapnika” and “Nostalgia” made by documentary film maker Chilkuri Sushil Rao have been selected for the 7th Indian World Film Festiva -23  in Hyderabad on March 19, 2023.  The two films will be screened during the film festival.

Festival director Rambhul Singh informed that the event will take Best Western Ashoka at Lakdikapul, in Hyderabad. During the film festival, feature films, documentaries, short documentaries and videos will be screened. The festival is being organised by Mini Box Office, Greater Noida, Delhi NCR.

The documentary ‘Swapnika’ made by Chilkuri Sushil Rao is about a girl by the name Swapnika. She hails from Andhra Pradesh. She lost both her hands as a result of an electrocution incident when she was a child. With her determination and never-give-up spirit, Swapnika completed her degree studies. This documentary highlights that despite a physical impediment one can rise and conquer situations, as Swapnika has shown.

Another documentary made by Chilkuri Sushil Rao titled “Nostalgia” is about how old students celebrated coming together for a day of ‘Nostalgia’ at the 111-year-old school St Patrick’s High School in Secunderabad. The alumni are in important positions in various fields including in the defence. Music director Beno Joseph provided the musical score and Elijah Emmanuel is the presenter and editor of the Film. Nishan Sampreeth Chilkuri is the playback singer.

Both the documentaries have been produced and directed by Chilkuri Sushil Rao.

Chilkuri Sushil Rao has been a journalist for the last 35 years. He is a gold medalist from the Department of Communication and Journalism, Osmania University, Hyderabad. He is a documentary filmmaker. He has done a course offered by the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) at Maulana Azad National Urdu University in Hyderabad. He has done a certificate course from IIT Madras on Film Studies. He has done a course in Film Appreciation from the University of Kerala. The 55-year-old Chilkuri Sushil Rao is currently also pursuing what is called a ‘Cinepreneur’ course offered at T-Hub in Hyderabad. The course is in collaboration with MEE School.

In December 2022, Chilkuri Sushil Rao’s “India’s GreenHeart Dusharla Satyanarayana” won the Best Jury Award at the Telangana International Film Festival held at Prasad Labs, Hyderabad. This documentary has also been accepted at the Cannes International Film Festival, French Riviera, France.


A still from the documentary "Nostalgia".

A still from the documentary "Swapnika"

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