With Recyclewala Films presenting Gulabi Gang and Anurag Kashyap putting his might behind The World Before Her, we are seeing a great new trend of documentary release in India. And this is what is required to push those small gems which don’t have the big marketing budget. Hope more well known filmmakers and production houses will come forward for this kind of endeavor. The latest one is Phantom Films presenting Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar’s documentary Katiyabaaz. The film will hit the screens of 22nd August, 2014. It has lyrics by our Varun Grover.
Official synopsis – The film highlights the issues faced by the city of Kanpur due to power cuts and failures from the perspective of Loha Singh, a local katiyabaaz who, with an almost vigilante like attitude, steals electricity for the locals of the town.
If the synopsis sounds serious, don’t go by it. Trust our words – it’s a fun film. Though it looks staged at many places but it’s worth a watch. The film also bagged the National Award for the Best Investigative film at the 61st National Awards, won the India Gold for Best film at the Mumbai Film Festival, 2013, and received a grant from the prestigious Sundance Institute.
Here’s the new trailer of the film