The scripts of Indian films Sunrise and Parched have been archived at the library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Actor Adil Hussain, who is a part of both the films, tweeted the news on Friday, “Two film’s ‘Sunrise’ and ‘Parched’ scripts, that I am a part of, are archived at the library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.” He also shared a copy of the letter from Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Sunrise, directed by Partho Sen-Gupta, handles the subject of child trafficking, and Parched, directed by Leena Yadav, is about three women who take on social evils like dowry system, physical violence, forced marriages, rape and harassment.
Established in 1928 and now located in Beverly Hills, Margaret Herrick Library is a non-circulating reference and research collection devoted to the history and development of the motion picture as an art form and an industry. The library is open to the public and is used year-round by students, scholars, historians and industry professionals.
Set in Mumbai, Sunrise is centred around the exhausting search of Inspector Joshi, a grieving father, for his daughter Aruna, who was kidnapped years ago at the age of six.
Parched, which has Radhika Apte and Tannishta Chatterjee playing pivotal roles, is produced by actor Ajay Devgn. The film premiered at the Special Presentations section of the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015 and is scheduled to be released in India on 23 September 2016.