AADMI KI AURAT AUR ANYA KAHANIYAAKAAAK ? It’s  Aadmi Ki Aurat Aur Anya Kahaniyaan! In english, its The Man’s Woman and Other Stories.

Amit Datta ? Yes, the same FTII graduate who has directed films like Kra Ma Sha, Sha Tra Gya and Ma Pa. Has a distinct quirky visual signature style. If you havent seen his films, do watch. Available on FTII’s Lensight DVDs. Can get it from FTII or Rudra Media. Google, you will get it.

Kra Ma Sha also bagged two National Awards this year. One for cinematography (Savita Singh) and audiography (Ajit Singh Rathore).

His new film AKAAAK was given a special mention in the Orizzonti (New Horzons) category at the just concluded Venice Film festival. The Orizzonti Prize was given to Pepe Diokno (Philippines) for Engkwentro. And the Orizzonti Prize for Best documentary to DU Haibin (China) for 1428.

Havent seen the film but from the synopsis it looks like Amit is moving in similar domain again….

The film is a series of three episodes which explore the relationship between men, women and the physical and mental spaces they inhabit. A man lives in a rented room with tree branches by his window. He fears that birds and snakes may enter in his room through the window, but would like the squirrels to visit him. In a story narrated within ruins, a man wants to erase the name of his wife, which is tattooed on her own forearm, and in his anxiety to erase it, he even considers going so far as to cut off the arm of his wife; but his friend has better suggestions. In the dark suburbs, a woman sleeping under a glowering bulb is forcefully hired off to a young man waiting for his friend. While the young man wants to know her story, she only wishes to sleep.

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  1. filmbuff says:

    Hey fightclub,

    Thank you for the news!!! I had been following this Venice thing a bit since Dev D, Gulaal and Delhi 6 were screening there….but what a surprise that an Indian film not only competed but also won an honorary mention!!! I wonder where is the Indian media??!!! The national dailies dont even mention it!! Seriously I am sick of this bollywood circus and would like to know more about stuff like AKAAAK!! Do you know where can I get to watch it??

    • GRAFTII Adda 5
      Date:
      Saturday, March 13, 2010
      Time:
      6:00pm – 9:00pm
      Location:
      Movie Labs, SV Road, Goregaon West. It’s near the Goregaon flyover, on SV Road, and near Image Restaurant
      Description
      GraFTII Adda 5 will be on film! This time we bring you a Diploma film project of students of the acting batch (2006-2008) of Film & Television Institute of India, Pune directed by Amit Dutta.

      The film was selected at the VIENNALE FILM FESTIVAL’ 2009, the lone Indian entry to the main programme of the 47th Viennale, Austria’s most important international film festival. It has also earned Special Mention at the 66th Venice Film Festival (2009) in the Orrizonti Competition section, the third film from india that has won an award/certificate of merit at the festival after Vishnupant Govind Damle and Sheikh Fattelal’s SANT TUKARAM in 1936 and Satyajit Ray’s APRAJITO in 1957.

      The print has arrived in Mumbai. The auditorium is ready. This time the director and part of the cast are absent, away in Kashmir on another film shoot. But four of the film’s actors will be with us to talk about their experiences while shooting the film.

  2. moifightclub says:

    @filmbuff – jo akhbaroon me nahi chapta hum woh chapte hain! have the contact of the director, can ask and find out if there is any screening. will post it here.

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      GraFTII Adda 5
      Date:
      Saturday, March 13, 2010
      Time:
      6:00pm – 9:00pm
      Location:
      Movie Labs, SV Road, Goregaon West. It’s near the Goregaon flyover, on SV Road, and near Image Restaurant
      Description
      GraFTII Adda 5 will be on film! This time we bring you a Diploma film project of students of the acting batch (2006-2008) of Film & Television Institute of India, Pune directed by Amit Dutta.

      The film was selected at the VIENNALE FILM FESTIVAL’ 2009, the lone Indian entry to the main programme of the 47th Viennale, Austria’s most important international film festival. It has also earned Special Mention at the 66th Venice Film Festival (2009) in the Orrizonti Competition section, the third film from india that has won an award/certificate of merit at the festival after Vishnupant Govind Damle and Sheikh Fattelal’s SANT TUKARAM in 1936 and Satyajit Ray’s APRAJITO in 1957.

      The print has arrived in Mumbai. The auditorium is ready. This time the director and part of the cast are absent, away in Kashmir on another film shoot. But four of the film’s actors will be with us to talk about their experiences while shooting the film.

      We hope to meet many more of you at a new venue, provided generously by Mr. Jayesh Chedda.

      As usual, the contributions towards the projectionist, and tea/coffee will be Rs.100/- for a general audience, Rs.75/- for GraFTII members and Rs.50/- for students with bona-fide ID cards.

      SYNOPSIS
      The film is a series of three episodes which explore the relationship between men, women and the physical and mental spaces they inhabit. A man lives in a rented room with tree branches by his window. He fears that birds and snakes may enter in his room through the window, but would like the squirrels to visit him. In a story narrated within ruins, a man wants to erase the name of his wife, which is tattooed on her own forearm, and in his anxiety to erase it, he even considers going so far as to cut off the arm of his wife; but his friend has better suggestions. In the dark suburbs, a woman sleeping under a glowering bulb is forcefully hired off to a young man waiting for his friend. While the young man wants to know her story, she only wishes to sleep.

      CAST:
      Ashok Choudhary, Bramhaswaroop Mishra, Gagan Singh, Nitin Goel, Pushpendra Singh, Sayali Khare, Siddharth Shasta, Shashi Bhushan, Shubham, Tapasi Mondal

      CREW:
      Cinematography: Kaushik Mondal, Manesh Madhavan, Shammi Nanda
      Art Direction: Saugata Mondal, Sapna Chandra
      Editing: Ujjwal Chandra
      Audiography : Ajit Singh Rathore

      To Read more:
      http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=131406759126&ref=nf
      http://weeksupdate.com/2009/10/aadmi-ki-aurat-aur-anya-kahaniyan-by.html#
      http://www.viennale.at/en/programm/
      http://www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/festival/premi/awards.html
      http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/news/city/pune/FTII-film-wins-award-in-Venice-international-film-festival/articleshow/5020339.cms
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  3. filmbuff says:

    That would be wonderful! But I also wonder whether it is ethical to ask the film-maker himself for the details?! I hope its not humiliating, to say the least…But please do put up any details at all, that would be helpful. But still Thank god for private blogs we get to know atleast this much. I have heard about this director from IDC, Mumbai; and one guy was even researching on his short films, if im not mistaken! But what really impresses me is that finally we have a ‘film-maker’ as against video-maker from India in VENICE! It might as well be the start of a new wave; do you know anyone else who is into parallel ‘FILM’ making?? And I dont mean the mainstream-parallel- not the Rajat kapoor, Anurag types…but serious film-makers?

  4. […] we had put out this post on Amit Dutta’s film Aadmi Ki Aurat Aur Anay Kahaniyaan, many of you had tweeted and […]

  5. Sudhir says:

    Interesting….will plan to catch it on 13th…

  6. […] there is some more good news. Remember Amit Datta ? If you follow us on Twitter, we have been raving about his films for a long time. His new film […]

  7. Perx says:

    couldn’t find the dvds anywhere on rudraa or ftii lensight… care to give a link?

  8. pratik modi says:

    @ filmbuff-one more serious film maker i know is Paresh Kamdar

  9. sazawal says:

    I am searching this for years. Can somebody tell where do I get to watch this?

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