For the first time in history, India and Poland are collaborating on a cinematic project. The up-coming Indo-Polish movie titled No means No, is directed by Vikash Verma and produced by G7 Films, Poland. The film, which includes brilliant actors from both India and Poland, is expected to deepen the socio-cultural, religious, and bilateral ties of the two countries. In addition to that, the snowy mountains and beautiful locations of Poland where most of the film is being shot, is expected to increase tourism from India to Poland. The film will be released in Hindi, Polish and English language as well.
The story of the film follows an Indian man who participates in a ski championship being held in Poland and there, he finds himself falling in love with a Polish woman. The film also promises to touch on themes of women empowerment and to show strong female characters.
India has historical relations with Poland. During World War 2, an Indian Maharaja provided refuge to thousands of Polish children who had fled to save themselves from the danger of German bombings. Director Vikhash Verma has promised, after this project, to make a movie highlighting the historical significance of this event as well.
These projects are sure to deepen the relationship between the two countries.
The 1970 film Mera Naam Joker by Raj Kapoor had created a similar effect on the ties between India and Soviet Russia.
Several Polish government officials have also spoken in favor of these projects and they believe that going through with them will be beneficial for both nations. The Deputy Prime Minister of Poland himself took a key stance to ensure that No means No is executed as well as possible.