Feature

Australian Premiere

 

It is a story of 4 friends - Dev, Gaurav, Aditya & Devi. The cast is young & fresh. They are at the cusp of their lives - The college has just about finished, but career path is yet to be set. These are the last few days of true freedom that we have all gone through, and still cherish. These friends are conscientious, they will have fun but would never cross the boundaries - They all have dreams and expectations from life, but as they say - man proposes, god disposes. Their fun filled and care free life comes to an abrupt halt, when they are faced with an extremely corrupt and seemingly fearless Police Officer. This puts a series of events in motion which will test their friendship and characters - their life becomes 'Fugly'.

 

Director: Kabir Sadanand

Cast: Jimmy Shergill, Mohit Marwah, Kiara Advani, Vijender Singh, Arfi Lamba,Anshuman Jha

Fugly 

 

Feature

Australian Premiere

 

The story is contemporary, happening in today's globalized world in a high middle class family in modern Kolkata, India. It is the journey of Archi, in early forties, a highly successful professional working in MNC and his wife Ishaani, a lady of mid-thirties, spanning across ten years from their marriage to present day, shown in flashback mode. The story starts on the morning of Mahalaya (first day of celebration of Goddess Durga Festival) with 'Mahishashurmardini' being played on the radio and ends with the Dhaak (drums) during Bodhon of Goddess Durga on Sashthi (sixth day). A crisis comes unexpectedly to the family when their son Ujaan has a sudden heart attack and the family fights it with all their might during these six days. But there is a deeper crisis in Ishaani's life -where she has to face an unexpected problem. So parallely we see two stories - real time six days with imminent crisis - a flashback of ten years, which starts expectedly but gets into a different unchartered 

 

Director: Ayananshu Banerjee

Cast:  Arpita Pal, Joy Sengupta, Gouri GhoshMamata Shankar, Partho Ghosh

Bodhon 

Feature

Australian Premiere

 

To live a life is a challenge. Just to live, eat, drink and die without any sense of purpose is the reason for which we are born? Without really creating any value in life? Then suddenly a moment comes when Death knocks at the door. Its uncompromising, we all have to face it someday. We cling to this idea of "someday", expecting it to be far off in the future. But reality of life is that it may come to an end at any moment. Death creeps up on us from behind. But are we prepared enough to greet Death with open arms and a broad smile? No, we are not. Then are we scared of it? Yes, most of us are. Rather, all the normal human beings are. Anubrata is not an exception. He is scared of death and wants to live a happy life ever after as we all want. As if there were no death. Life would just go on and on and on. On the contrary, Anubrata is negotiating with it at every point of time, and is utterly confused about his future actions which he thinks will bring him joy in life. What we tend to...

 

Director:  Partha Sen

Cast:  Ritwick Chakraborty, Swastika Mukherjee, Debalina Dutta

Anubrato Bhalo Acho 

Jogajog (Relationship)

Feature

Australian Premiere

 

Based on the classic novel by Nobel laureate,Rabindranath Tagore. Set in the late 70's of the last century when sharp contrasting values of rural urban divide of our society was facing challenge to come to terms with the fast changing world

 

 

Director: Shekhar Das

Cast:  Shuvolagna Mukherjee, Bratya Basu, Ananya Chatterjee 

Perariyathavar (Names Unknown)

Feature

Australian Premiere

 

Film tells the story of marginalized people in Kerala through the life of a father who worked as a street sweeper and his eight year old son. The life of socially and economically marginalized people in a society is the main plot of the film. The plot evolved from the real contemporary social life of Kerala. All the incidents which portray in the script have been occurring in Kerala for the last ten years.

 

Director: Zaigham Imam

Cast:  Govardhan B.K, Govardhan, Indrans 

Feature

Special Screening 

 

A villager, Gurukant Desai, arrives in Bombay 1958, and rises from its streets to become the GURU, the biggest tycoon in Indian history.

 

Director: Mani Ratnam

Cast: Mithun Chakraborty, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai   Bachchan, Madhavan, Vidya BalanMallika Sherawat

Feature

Australian Premiere

 

There is no belief without believers. A young woman, Oorvazi, born into Zoroastrianism, the religion of her forefathers leaves the isolation of her remote home when her grandfather with whom she lives alone dies. He leaves her a mysterious message and an even more mysterious book. Oorvazi journeys to Mumbai, the city where the dwindling Zoroastrian community, an endangered species of believers lives. She is welcomed in her aunt’s house by her aunt’s adopted son who confesses that he still loves her. 

 

The meaning of the mystery her grandfather has left her with is revealed in layers as Oorvazi comes across figures from the historical past of the Zoroastrians. The mystery of the book too is revealed. Are these figures and the magical book real or figments of a philosophical imagination? Does her quest end in love or in understanding – or are these interchangeable or ultimately the same?

 

Director: Oorvazi Irani

Cast: Oorvazi Irani,Tom Alter,Rushad Rana,Shishir Sharma,Darius Shroff,Firdausi Jussawalla,Vivek Tandon

The Path Of Zarathustra

 

Feature (Kannda language only & no English subtitles)

Australian Premiere

 

Though it is inspired by the life of legend actress, the film can also be viewed as a generic story of female actors, their struggles and exploitation. Some characters in the film are broadly modeled after famous people of the film world back 70s and reveal the condition of the sandalwood yester decades. Abhinetri is the story of Sharat Lata (Pooja Gandhi), who wants to make it big in film world at a time when her family is struggling to eke out living. The road to stardom is dotted with umpteen trials and tribulations, taking an emotional toll on her. Integrally, Abhinetri brings to the fore the inner workings of film industry and how exploitative it can be for aspiring talents. 

 

Director: Satish Pradhan

Cast: Pooja Gandhi, Makrand Deshpande, Srinagar Kitty 

Abhinetri

 

Guru

 

 Australian Premiere

 Documentary (156min)

 

Come back Jeetu is true story of a good man turned bad by drugs.  This is a story of dedicated health worker Jagtar Singh Jeetu , who is shattered physically , mentally , spiritually and socially  under the effect of addiction .  Jeetu was like a priceless diamond who have turned to ashes.  Punjab  used to be one of  most prosperous state of India but Today in almost all homes of Punjab, there are so many Jeetus waiting for their tragic end because of addiction . Come back Jeetu  depicts horrible effects of addiction on the family members of a drug addicts . It  is also a story of  those innocent girls, daughters, sisters & mothers who are being compelled to walk on the razor’s edge & burning in the flames of DRUG ADDICTION with no fault of theirs.

 

Director: Jaswant Singh Mintu

Cast:  Jaswinder Singh

Come Back Jeetu

Feature

Australian Premiere

 

Based on a true incident in the year 1974.The Story by Shuklaji Street Bambai was made into a film to portray the plight of poor farmers in India, who become victims of natures fury i.e.Draughts which have become a regular feature in the State of Mahrashtra in India.If it does not rain the teenager daughters of the household are sold for flesh trade, simply to run their kitchens.It is a story of a young girl, who became a prostitute because her mother sold her to the pimps of Bombay to ensure the running of their village household, for which the young member had to be the proverbial sacrificial lamb,It’s the story about this girl becomes one of the most sort after and powerful prostitute of Mumbai.

 

The irony is that even today, year 2015,things have not changed. The sharks wait for natural calamities to happen and poor people in villages of India still are exploited.

 

 

Director: Anil Mattoo

Cast:  Riya Thakur, Rohan Sharma, Sanjay Suri, Adita Pancholi

Shukla Jee

 

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