The director says that this film shows how sometimes a conversation can change the direction of one’s life. “Many youngsters want to leave India. Migration is a choice that one makes and there is an emotional price associated with it,” he says. This isn’t Tirlok’s first film on the issue of migration. His 1990 film ‘Lonely in America,’ was screened in 74 countries while his other films like ‘Love Lust and Marriage,’ ‘Khushiyaan,’ and ‘On Golden Years’ were also critically acclaimed.
He says, “When I made ‘Lonely in America’ there were hardly any films about Indian immigrants. But the film’s success opened up new horizons for young filmmakers who wanted to touch upon similar issues.” He feels that the Indian-American film industry needs greater support from the Indian-American audience. “I have always felt that filmmaking is one area where Indians living in the USA need to make a bigger mark. There is a lot of talent and hopefully they will get a chance to shine. In times to come I see it growing into a much bigger film industry,” he shares.