Debutante director Paakhi A Tyrewala's film 'Pahuna - The Little Visitors' received a standing ovation as it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
‘Pahuna - The Little Visitors is Paakhi A. Tyrewala's first feature film after her highly acclaimed short film Kajaal. Pahuna will also be India's first feature film in Sikkimese language which will also be dubbed 14 other languages.
Tyrewala faced a lot of challenges for this movie. She had been rejected 10 times by the producers as they were reluctant to back first time woman director who wanted to make a film on children, based in Sikkim. It was Priyanka Chopra who backed her for this project.