Berlin International Film Festival have added few new titles to its programming list in the last few days. And it includes some Indian films as well.
Abhishek Kapoor’s new film Kai Po Che will have its International premiere in the Panorama section. It stars With Sushant Singh Rajput, Raj Kumar, Amit Sadh, Amrita Puri and is based on Chetan Bhagat’s book 3 Mistakes Of My Life. And here’s the official synopsis of the film…
Best friends Ishaan, Omi and Govind – young, ambitious and restless – are trying to make a mark in the India of the early 2000’s. These are exciting times – a new millennium has just dawned, India is a nuclear power and ostensibly shining – a perfect place for the 3 Ahmedabad boys to start a business that could be their ticket to fame and riches. In a country where cricket is religion, they hit upon a brilliant plan – to start a training academy that could produce India’s next sporting superstars! What follows is without doubt the greatest adventure of their lives, as they attempt to navigate the big hurdles in the path of fulfilling their dreams. Based on Chetan Bhagat’s bestselling novel “The Three Mistakes of My Life”, Kai Po Che (meaning a triumphant yell in Gujarati) is an unforgettable ode to friendship and the magical moments one shares with one’s closest pals – celebrating festivals, drunken dancing, watching cricket matches together, strategizing on how to catch the attention of the cute neighborhood girl, being there to watch each other’s back in troubled times and to celebrate one’s successes by screaming “Kai Po Che”!
The other Indian films include Sourav Sarangi’s Char…The No Man’s Island and Powerless by Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar which will be screened in Berlinale Forum. DearCinema has more details about these two documentaries –
Powerless is set in Kanpur, a city with 15-hour power cuts, where a nimble young electrician provides robin-hood style services to the poor. Meanwhile, the first female chief of the electricity supply company is on a mission to dismantle the illegal connections, for good. The documentary recently received a grant from Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program and Fund.
Char…The No Man’s Island,about a fourteen year-old boy who smuggles rice from India to Bangladesh, recently won a Special Mention in Muhr Asia Africa Documentary category at Dubai film festival 2012.
The 63rd Berlinale will be held from February 7-17, 2013.