'Life Flows On', a film on mental decacy that affects the old aged people, is set to release on October 21. Set in the backdrop of a remote town in Uttarakhand, the movie is directed by Vishaal Nityanand.
"We rave about having the largest young population in the world but tend to ignore the fact that we also have the most rapidly growing elderly population."
"While there is some semblance of awareness about the physical health needs of the elderly, we do not even wish to talk about their mental health issues," Vishaal said.
According to the director the film attempts to draw the people's attention towards the issue which is still unacknowledged.
The story revolves around the psychological and emotional hardships faced by Emma, a young Anglo-Indian based in Landour, a cantonment town situated close to Mussourie. As she strives to make sense of a life beset by the illness of her mother, who has been diagnosed with the dreaded Alzheimer's disease, she finds succour in the strong family values that her deceased father admired in the Indian society.
British actress Emma Dunn has been cast as the female protagonist, while the role of her mother is played by Astri Ghosh, better known for her accomplishments in Indo-Norwegian literature, which include Hindi translation of the works of legendary playwright Henrik Ibsen.
Vishaal said that Allahabad has been chosen among 27 cities across the country where the film will be released.
A special screening of the film was held at the Jagran Film Festival held in Mumbai earlier.