Directed by Bikas Ranjan Mishra, Chauranga tells the story of fourteen-year-old Santu who wants to go to school. But it is not easy, since he stays in a village that’s deep rooted in caste-hierarchy, oppression and debauchery. Whether Santu is able to overcome this and fulfill his dream forms the crux of the film.
The film which stars Sanjay Suri, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Anshuman Jha and Dhritiman Chatterjee among others had won the Grand Jury prize at IFFLA (International Film Festival Of Los Angeles) and the Best Film award in the India Gold category at MAMI (Mumbai Film Festival) 2014. The film has also been an official selection at Dubai International Film Festival and Chicago South Asian Film Festival among other international film festivals.
The film which is produced by Sanjay Suri, Onir and Mohan Mulani is scheduled for a theatrical release in India on 8th January 2016.
Deep down a lot of us are romantics right?And one of the things that excites us the most is to get nostalgic over our romantic tales,some great,some not so great.Some funny, some tragic, some silly, some plain embarrassing. And in case one feels he/she hasn’t had a colourful life, you may still want to feel or pretend otherwise. There are so many topics that we talk about and things that we tend to do but often get bored of, but falling in love or reminiscing about an old romantic tale is usually not something that one ever gets bored of, well normally at least 🙂 . That’s why it’s no surprise that films like Cheran‘s Autograph (2004) or the recent Malayalam blockbuster Premam have done well. After all these films have an instant connect with our basic psyche, also this perhaps explains why I’ve been looking forward to X: Past is Present or X The Film as it was called earlier.Continue reading “X:Past is Present Movie Review: Experimental and Interesting”
X-Past is Present an upcoming Indian experimental film directed by a team of eleven filmmakers including Abhinav Tiwari, Anu Menon, Nalan Kumarasamy, Hemant Gaba, Pratim D. Gupta, Q, Raja Sen, Rajshree Ojha, Sandeep Mohan, Sudhish Kamath and Suparn Verma. The film features Rajat Kapoor, Anshuman Jha, Huma Qureshi, Aditi Chengappa, Radhika Apte, Parno Mittra, Neha Mahajan, Piaa Bajpai, Pooja Ruparel, Bidita Bag etc. X – The Film is not an anthology,but one whole story with the eleven directors making various sections of it. Produced by Manish Mundra, the film has music by Maitreya and is edited by Sreekar Prasad, Vijay Prabhakaran, Vijay Venkataramanan, Biplab Goswami, Gairik Sarkar, Dhritiman Das, Shreyas Beltangdy, Ankit Shrivastava, Ninaad Khanolkar. The cinematographers who have worked in the film include Anuj Dhawan, Aseem Bajaj, Dinesh Krishnan, Gairik Sarkar, Maeve O’Connell, Ravi K. Chandran, Q, Sandeep Mohan, Siddhartha Nuni, Siddharth Kay, Sidhant Chowdhry, Viraaj Singh. Continue reading “X-The Film: Trailer”
Janaki Vishwanathan who is best known for her National Award winning debut film Kutty (2001) in Tamil which focused on child labour. Her next film Kanavu Meipadda Vendum (2004) focused on Devadasis. She is now ready with her first Hindi film, Yeh Hai Bakrapur which is a social satire set in a rural background. Produced by Ramesh S.Arunachalam, the film has music by by the rock band Agnee while Abinandan Ramanujam is the DOP, Hemanti Sarkar the editor and Tapas Nayak the sound designer. The film features Anshuman Jha , Asif Basra, Amit Sial etc.Continue reading “Yeh Hai Bakrapur: Trailer”