Set in the backdrop of India's partition in 1947, the film narrates the story of Umber Singh, a Sikh, attempting to forge a new life for his family while keeping their true identities a secret from their community.
    
The film, directed by Anup Singh, is the first to shoot under the Indian-German co-production treaty and it is an international co-production between India, Germany, Netherlands and France.
    
The film secured funding from the National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC), the Dutch Film Fund, Eurimage and German funds Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and North Rhine Westphalia (NRW).
    
Qissa has an ensemble star cast of Tillotama Shome, Rasika Duggal, Tisca Chopra apart from Irrfan.
    
The film will be released under PVR Director's Rare.

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