Sumant is the founder of Dhanachuli Film Festival, a creative initiative to be introduced by Te Aroha beginning 2016. The first edition of the festival will be held from 26 March - 2 April 2016. Movies make a deep impact on society and are intimately woven into the entertainment and influential fabric of a society. They not only influence but also provide recreation, awareness and education. Films are an incredible medium to convey a message and assist in a greater level of retention. The Indian film industry is the largest in the world. Staying in tune with Te Aroha’s larger vision of promoting creative initiatives related to Indian art, culture, literature and music, and Chitrashala’s integral component of Indian Cinema art, hosting festivals that pay tribute to this tremendously lucrative and prestigious industry is only befitting. Te Aroha is an apt venue to host a one of its kind film festival that will promote more than just movies! To know more details about the film festival, please contact Sumant Batra.