A sophisticated independence story from northern India set during the years of Mahatma Gandhi’s freedom movement and building up to 1947, when the British left the country, Ajeyo (Invincible) is based based on the Sahitya Akademi Award winner 1997 Assamese novel Ashirbador Rong.
Umber Singh is a Sikh who loses everything during the separation of India in 1947 and is forced to leave his homeland. He obsessively wishes for a male heir. When his fourth daughter is born, he decides to wage a fight against destiny.
A self-centered realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he's suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home.
Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing indications seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.
A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day by a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes.
A drama centered on the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
A group of student activists travel from New York City to the Amazon to save the rainforest. However, once they arrive in this vast green landscape, they soon discover that they are not alone - and that no good deed goes unpunished.
A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents.
The film set, in post war Sri Lanka, brings us close to two characters who collide quite accidentally, and through them we experience the deep and seemingly unbridgeable chasm that conflict almost always creates. Will love help them cross the bridge? Or will the past continue to color the present? A man and a woman from the two ends of the thirty-year-old bloody civil war in Sri Lanka discover that the color of love is blue, and life, shades of grey.
Multiple award winning film about Ruhi Singh, an aspiring Miss India, and Prachi Trivedi a militant leader at the VHP run Durga Vahini camp in Aurangabad. Two worlds that could not be further apart and two women whose dreams could not be closer. atch, as they shape an India at a key transitional moment.
A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.
In Bundelkhand, India, a revolution is in the making among the poorest of the poor, as the fiery women of the Gulabi Gang empower themselves and take up the fight against gender violence, caste oppression and widespread corruption.
A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need.
The film set in Ajmer and Pushkar in Rajasthan, employed nonlinear narrative and an absurdist storyline to satire mythology, arts, politics and philosophy.It was never commercially released in India, though it achieved success in International Film Festivals and soon became a cult film.
Loosely based on the nearly forgotten folk-singer Dave Van Ronk (and inspired by his posthumous memoir The Mayor of MacDougal Street), the film follows Davis for a week as he couch-surfs around Greenwich Village in 1961, just before Bob Dylan arrives to change the folk game. The Cannes Grand Prix-winning film picked up another award ahead of the coming Oscars season with victory in the best feature category at the Gotham independent film awards.
Kalyana Samayal Saadham is not just about a big fat Indian wedding but also highlights the emotional and sensitive topic of stress-related erectile dysfunction that is becoming an increasingly common problem among the modern youth.
The most successful PVR Director’s Rare release, Lucia had a theatrical run of 105 days. The film is about an usher at a decrepit cinema suffers from insomnia. His life changes when he starts getting weird and wonderful dreams but with a caveat. Set in the teeming young metropolis that is Bangalore, the film is a turbulent ride where the lines between dreams and reality are blurred to delirious effect.
The untold true story of how an unlikely group of people took on giant pharmaceutical companies and major Western governments to stop ‘the Crime of the Century’ and save millions of lives.
Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple's bond of love is severely tested.
Rajula follows the journey of documentary filmmaker who is researching on the famous folk tale of Uttarakhand, a love story called Rajula Malushahi. As he goes deeper into the story, he finds similar incidents happening around him. As he tries to understand the past of his own mother, he finds a new dimension to the story of Rajula as seen from the point of view of her father and lover.
India's very first martial arts comedy, made on a budget of Rs. 95,000, is a fun, family friendly film which has genuine martial artists fighting without the support of any wires or other such fakery. Local Kung Fu had its world premiere at the Osian's Cinefan Film Festival in 2012 where it managed a repeat show on public demand..
The purportedly true story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.
The film is based on a Suchitra Bhattacharya novel. It deals with the dilemma faced by doctors of choosing between ethics and material pleasure. A successful gynecologist and happily married man has to confront his internal conflict at a crucial time.
When Hari, a small-town taxi driver, has an arranged marriage to a girl he has never met, the result is an intimate and humorous look at the changes taking place in India as modernity and globalisation collide with age-old traditions and customs.
Q's quirky adaptation of Tagore's edgy fantasy.
A never seen before piece of work by legendary actor & director Joy Mukerji. The “Love in” series started with Joy Mukerji debuting with the blockbuster hit ‘Love in Simla’ in 1958, followed by the golden jubilee hit ‘Love in Tokyo’ in 1966. ‘Love in Bombay’ completes the trilogy when it releases this august, 40 years after its production in 1973.
A modern Gujarati film, shot in in the mystique landscapes of Kachch, The Good Road is a journey of three sets of people who are travelling on a highway, cutting through the Banni, bordering the Rann. They are all on a journey to achieve their personal pursuits, but over the next twenty-four hours, will discover something altogether different, something new, and totally unexpected. Will this lead to change their lives forever?
A package of 5 award winning short films in feature film format curated by Anurag Kashyap
Winner of the Best Regional Feature Film (Assamese) at the 60th National Film Awards.Dandeswar and Hkawni, both age 73, arrive in Mumbai to look for their beloved grandson - the only other living member of the family who has been missing since the 26/11 2
Mere Haule Dost is a fun and quirky ride set against the backdrop of lives of five laid-back friends in the city of Hyderabad. A film for young adults, it is an exhilarating journey of friendship, girls, parties, bikes, madness and their thrill for the Himalayan bike rally. It all starts with the fascination of these eccentric friends with the Himalayan Bike Rally, in which they want to participate in. Given their messed-up lives, it doesn’t come easy for these young boys to cough up money for the trip. Catch the freewheeling passion of these five friends and discover their ‘trippy’ ride to the destination.
‘Haule’ is a popular Hyderabadi word that loosely translates to ‘silly’, ‘crazy’, ‘mad’ etc. depending on the context.
Celluloid Man is a tribute to an extraordinary man, P. K. Nair, who built our film archive
can by can in a country where film preservation is completely disregarded.
The fact that the Archive still has nine precious silent films of the 1700 silent films
made in India, and that Dadasaheb Phalke, the father of Indian cinema, has a place in
history today is because of Mr. Nair. He influenced generations of Indian filmmakers
and showed us new worlds through the prism of cinema.
As Mr. Nair speaks, we see the history of Indian cinema unfold. What emerges is a
portrait of a man so in love with cinema that even his family had to take a backseat to
his obsession. Mr. Nair is not just the founder of the National Film Archive, but a living,
breathing museum of cinema. Even in retirement, he chooses to stay across the road
from the Archive watching over his legacy. The fact that India has a cinematic heritage
at all is the singlehanded achievement of this man.
He is truly India's Celluloid Man.
Set during the time of recession, a group of nine employees remained on bench for a long time, get an opportunity to go on an onsite duty to Japan. But the catch is only the best four will be selected after a week's training in software application and Japanese etiquette orientation. Comedy of errors starts to happen due to difference in accents, culture and social etiquettes between the Japanese instructors and the trainees. Due to competition, envy, conflicts and misunderstandings arise among them. They form internal groups to outdo each other and in the end everything leads to chaos.
The film revolves around Meera, a happy corporate wife and cookbook writer whose
life turns upside down when her husband walks out on their marriage. Responsible for
not just her children but her mother and grandmother and their old family home in
Bangalore, Meera takes up a part-time job with a cyclone studies expert, who is dealing
with his own traumatic past. The two narratives come together and, through a series
of coincidences, the lives of Meera and her employer get intertwined in strange ways.
Parallels are constantly drawn between life and the unpredictability of cyclones.
Seven decades in the life of the maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, the living legend and exponent of the bansuri, the Indian bamboo flute. The film takes these poignant years of his life and unravels the story of a man who was pre-ordained to be an extraordinary musician, despite every possible rule in the rule book that drove him the other way. A story of a man's triumph against odds to achieve that one thing closest to him – his passion, his perseverance to excel and his destiny to master his passion.
The film is aptly titled 'Bansuri Guru', two words that sum up a life's journey in quest for excellence, mastering a passion and preparing to leave a legacy for future generations.
The film is based on a series of interviews of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia in his own environment, at home, in an auditorium green room, at his Gurukul among other backdrops, reflecting, replying and retrospecting on his musical journey so far. The film documents his life's key milestones and aims to take a closer look at his persona never seen before by the world. Guests, family interviews and archival footage have enhanced the film by way of visual and emotional delight.
Two womanizing slackers, Omi and Jai (Rakesh Bedi and Ravi Baswani respectively) attempt to woo the new girl in the neighbourhood, and fail - miserably. Their third room-mate, shy, and a bookworm - succeeds, much to their chargin. The two scheme up comica
The story of Krishna, Manju, Chillum and the other children on the streets of Bombay. Sometimes they can get a temporary job sellng tea, but mostly they have to beg for money and keep out of the way of the police.
What are the songs of women friendship that we can remember from Indian cinema? When was the last time we watched women get to know each other, become friends, stay friends and have a rollicking time right through without a love angle or a dark villain distracting us? Well, mainstream film has yet to explore such a storyline. We are still into male-bonding films. But what about women? What kind of friendships do they build? What are their dreams and their aspirations? How do they support each other?
All I Want Is Everything is set in the cosmopolitan city of Hyderabad in South India where three girls, Nidhi, Vaijanti and Trisha, meet for a film appreciation course and become friends. Each girl has a story to tell. The underlying emotions of fears, desires, aspirations and well-kept secrets are a part of their life-stories. Will their individual and combined journeys get them everything they ever wanted?
BP is a fun filled drama that will help parents realize how important it is to communicate transparently with your child.
BP is about four teenage friends (Avya, Bhagya, Chiu and Dolly), who over hear that, a friend, a resident of their colony, Jyoti tai, has left their colony, as she has brought disgrace to her family.
Having received unsatisfactory explanations from their parents, for Jyoti tai's exit. It becomes imperative to find out what exactly was her disgraceful act. Kids decide to take up this challenge.
In this journey to discover, they end-up bonding little too much with their over mature school-mate 'Vishu', the guiding star for the foursome. He enlightens them by throwing his divine light upon blue films. He feels, one has to read, watch, and if need be, perform to understand the true meaning of life (read SEX).
The life of a private detective undergoes a dramatic change when he takes
up a case that is deeply personal and highly complex. Set in the year 1992, against the
backdrop of the finance reform policy that spiraled the Indian Middle Class in a tizzy
of consumerism, reforming everything, including their relationships, PUNE 52 is an
heartbreaking love story blended in a edge of the seat thriller.
Cheeku, a young girl of seventeen, lives with her family in a mystical Himalayan village in Kumaon. The peace and happiness in their lives is disturbed by the fact that her father has been missing for almost a year, and their house is now under serious threat. The local lawyer and an unscrupulous, powerful villager are leaving no stone unturned in their attempt to sell Cheeku's house. Cheeku's younger brother, Hansa is oblivious to all that's happening at home, and is busy playing pranks with his close pal. While Cheeku sets out on a brave search for her father, things go wrong for Hansa when he steals the local bully's lucky five rupee coin in the cricket field. But Cheeku is tackling more than one kind of a shark. Hansa is a stark film about the seemingly simple lives of two mountain children and the bizarre turns their life takes in the course of a mere week.
It started with a simple idea. Anurag Kashyap, Sudhir Mishra and Chakri Toleti will choose 12 directors from across India to make 10 minute short films. Each film will be part of a larger story. Not a collection of short stories but an integral part of a larger story. The main plot was written by Anurag Kashyap. Then the madness started. The 12 directors were chosen from 600 entries. They were given the plot and they came back with their section. Set in 12 different cities.
One wedding, three couples, a whole lot of love, lust and desire make for a heady mix, but add to that a dash of magic potion and an enthralling rendition of the Ramlila and you have a revelation on your hands.
Hidden in the mountains of the Himalayas, Malana was like a lost world. A reticent community fostering a primitive existence in harmony with nature and harbouring their own unique model of democracy of consensus where they do select and not elect! They have also been producing some of the best quality hashish.
A real life story of transition; an ancient civilization being invaded and obliterated by the modern democracy. Narrated in an epic structure, a visual essay from the edge of the world with a universal message of trust, peace and eternal unity.
Two friends, attempting to start-up their own photo studio, come across shady dealings, corruption and murder, and must fight to bring the guilty to light.
Amid the epic landscape of the Mahabharata, the stage is set for an intimate yet eternal tussle between custom and commerce, tradition and modernity.
Feature documentary about the great West Indies cricket team of the 1970's/80's.
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, MOONRISE KINGDOM tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore - and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.
Bel Ami takes us into sleazy 19th century Paris, with a chronicle of a young man's rise to power in Paris via his manipulation of the city's most influential and wealthy women.
When the money of an idealistic British traveler disappears in a nouveau-riche Delhi household, the staff are given twenty-four hours to replace it or face the consequences. Delhi In A Day is a darkly comedic portrayal of upper-class Delhi society, examining how the haves and the have-nots coexist in the context of the contemporary nouveau-riche Delhi home.
On a foggy winter morning, a family in a village in Punjab wakes up to the news of the demolition of a house on the outskirts of the village. Father, a silent sympathiser, joins the community in demand for justice. The same day, his son Melu, a rickshaw puller in the city, is participating in a strike by his union. Injured and alienated, Melu spends the day quietly resting and hesitantly drinks with friends in the night as they debate the meaning of their existence. Cycling through the city streets, Melu feels lost and wonders where to go and what to do. Back in the village, his mother feels humiliated at the treatment meted out by the landlords in whose fields she works. Gunshots are heard in the night and the village is tense. Its the night of the lunar eclipse. A man wanders around asking for the traditional alms while Father decides to visit the city with a friend, even as his daughter Dayalo walks through the village streets in the night.
Shuttlecock Boys revolves around the lives, successes and failures of four friends Gaurav, Manav, Pankaj and Loveleen who decide to embark upon an eventful journey that will change the course of their lives and careers forever. The one thing that unites these four friends is their common love for badminton. Every evening they meet for a couple of games in their neighborhood joking about their lives and pulling each other's legs. While playing badminton one such night, they decide to do something on their own. This very attempt becomes their lifeline putting them on a litmus test of determination, courage, luck and spirit of friendship.
Rafiq and his family are struggling to come to terms with the loss of his older brother Tauqir, a tourist photographer, who is one of the thousands of young men who have disappeared, since the onset of the militant insurgency in Kashmir. After an unsuccessful attempt to cross the border into Pakistan,to become a militant, Rafiq returns home to an aimless existence. Until one day when he accidentally finds his brother's old camera.
In a bustling office in Mumbai, Kartik Krishnan sits behind his desk coding HTML websites when he chances upon a blog on cinema featuring Independent filmmakers. This sparks his intentions to make his own short film, thus leading him to contact Srinivas Sunderrajan, an independent filmmaker who agrees to guide him through the process. As he begins piecing the story, cast and screenplay together, several inexplicable phenomena start emerging in his life including a sinister stalker dressed in official government clothing; and the sudden appearance of a strange future-telling antique toy. Troubled with these bizarre developments and the unresolved feelings that he harbours for Swara, his office colleague, Kartik embarks on an extraordinary journey that transcends love, life and logic itself.
A small town tucked away in the heart of India, Malegaon is fraught with communal tension and under economic depression. To escape the harsh reality of their world, its people seek refuge in the fantastical world of cinema. This passion for cinema has driven a group of cinema enthusiasts to create their own films - quirky, low budget, socially aware and notoriously funny spoofs of Bollywood films. Spurred on by their success they now aspire to take on Hollywood and Superman. We follow them on this journey as the film takes shape through schemes and approaches that are sublimely ingenious, simply bizarre and purely hysterical. Whether a movie fan or not, this documentary will leave you in absolute awe of these extremely spirited film makers.
When Chhaya's eyes catch sight of an unfinished sculpture, her mind catches an infection. Gradually sucking at the fabric of her life, it turns her harmless need for the sculpture into an uncontrollable craving. Like any infection, it affects whatever it touches - her home, her dreams, her childless condition and Arvind, the only family she's got. Chhaya has to have that sculpture, no matter what the price.
Love, Wrinkle-free is a slice of life romantic comedy about a dysfunctional family who live in the Calangute area of Goa. Set in the Roman Catholic world of Goa, the film takes a light-hearted look at the obsession of today's society on looks' and youth' a universally recognizable theme that should find resonance across the world.
More than a 150 people are killed by leopard or tiger attacks in India every year due to mounting poaching and encroachment on the wilderness. Such animals become man-eaters. When a couple from a big city arrive in an Indian jungle to sort out a troubled marriage, they run into the wife's ex-lover. As husband and lover lock horns for the woman, they become blind to signs of a lurking presence. A starving leopard has been shot by poachers and can't hunt his normal prey. This perfect killer has become so accustomed to hunting man that he's begun to think like us. As darkness falls, a night of terror begins
Chaurahen is an evocative and poignant film consisting of three separate stories set in three different cities in contemporary India. The vignettes present snippets of everyday life. There is a troubled adulterous affair in Kolkata, a family dealing loss of a son in Kochi and a young man in Mumbai dealing with memories of his ancestral home. The crossroads at which their lives are at render heartfelt situations between characters that create empathy.
A boy driving from New York to Philadelphia with buddies, and a mysterious girl alone in her hotel room complete strangers engage in an all-night phone conversation on New Year's night.
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