Mumbai: PVR INOX Ltd, India's leading multiplex chain, partnered with Make-A-Wish Foundation to organise a special screening of Disney’s upcoming film ‘Wish’ for children diagnosed with critical illnesses. The film was showcased today at PVR ICON, Phoenix Palladium, Lower Parel and was attended by 50 children accompanied by their guardians and the team of Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Through this initiative, PVR INOX, in collaboration with Make-A-Wish Foundation, helped to fulfil the cherished wishes of 50 children between the ages three and 18 of watching a film in a cinema. Disney’s film ‘Wish’ will take viewers through the journey of a young girl who wishes upon a star, leading to the arrival of a trouble-making star from the sky to join her. The film resonates with the Foundation's core message that every wish has the potential to come true.
PVR INOX Ltd co-CEO Gautam Dutta shared his thoughts, "The movie ‘WISH’ encapsulates the innocence and wholesomeness of childhood. It was an absolute honour for us to collaborate with Make-A-Wish Foundation and contribute to their mission of spreading joy across the globe by making wishes come true for medically-challenged children. The children had a delightful time at the event, and we at PVR INOX will continue to commit to such noble activations in the coming future."
Make-A-Wish Foundation managing trustee & board chairperson Paulomi Dhawan mentioned, “For more than 28 years, Make-A-Wish has granted wishes for children with critical illnesses worldwide. Bringing a smile on the face of a critically ill child when their wish is granted is so fulfilling. A small wish delivers a profound impact. It offers Hope, Strength and Joy to the child and the family to fight the many challenges they face. We are grateful to PVR INOX who so graciously held this special screening of Disney's movie ‘WISH' to enthral these young ones, giving their "wishes to go" the power to dream and recover soon."
In the upcoming film, "Wish," the central character Asha, is portrayed by Oscar-winner Ariana DeBose. The film features voiceovers by actors Chris Pine, Alan Tudyk, and Evan Peters, amongst others and is Disney Pixar’s 62nd animated feature film.