Rahat Kazmi is revisiting the 1970’s to bring to life the journey of the radio coming into existence and the consequences that followed in his latest film.

The movie which airs at the UK Asian Film Festival later this week, is loosely based on Leo Tolstoy’s novel Quench the Spark, also translated as A Spark Neglected Burns the House.

Director Saki Shah said, “The film is relevant today because it portrays a satire on the present generation who equate status to possessing luxuries and Instagram followers at the cost of personal happiness and relationships. Perhaps the radio in the 1970’s was the same catalyst that gadgets are today.” concludes director Saki Shah.

”UK Asian Film Festival is the best platform for Asian and international audiences in UK because of its long standing reputation over the past 21 years. Getting selected was a privilege and opportunity to share my latest work which will resonate with many families.”

Set in a Himalayan village, the story is based on a real life incident involving two neighbours and their desire to purchase a radio for the purpose of elevating their social status amongst society.

The cast includes Indian actor Jitendra Rai, Pradhuman Singh of Tere Bin Laden fame, Zahid Qureshi, Ritu Rajput, Sneha Jagiasi and Neelu Dogra.

2 Band Radio will be showcased at the UK Asian Film festival on Saturday 6 April 2019 at Watermans Arts Centre.