The topic of immigration status in America has been the center of controversy for quite sometime but now filmmaker Rucha Humnabadkar has brought it into the limelight with her critically acclaimed film For Here Or To Go?. A film whcih stirred the minds of film festival lovers across the globe is all set to make its presence felt on the big screen very soon.
Young Silicon Valley software engineer Vivek Pandit is poised to become a key hire at a promising healthcare startup, but when they realize his work visa has less than a year remaining, the offer disappears. Having learned the hard way about the flaws in his “it’s just paperwork” mentality, Vivek battles forces beyond his control to get his visa extended, whether at his existing company or a new job. Along the way, his eyes are opened to the similar struggles of his own roommates and those around him. American in mind and Indian at heart, this is a contemporary story of ambition and ambivalence fueled by one’s immigration status that characterizes the dilemma of modern cultural displacement.
Directed by Rucha Humnabadkar and starring Ali Fazal, Melanie Chandra (Kannokada), Rajit Kapur, Amitosh Nagpal, Omi Vaidya, and Samrat Chakrabarti, For Here Or To Go? hits theaters March 31st.