Archive for December 19, 2015

Sairat

Nagraj Manjule stormed into the Marathi film scene with his terrific debut, Fandry. And we, at mFC, have been shouting out about it since we saw it first (here, here and more).

Now, he is ready with his next film, Sairat. And here’s the good news – the film has been selected for Berlin Film Festival where it will have its International Premiere. It will be screened in Generation 14plus section – movies made for teenagers.

Here’s more info on the film, according to fest official release –

The love that binds clever Parshya and beautiful and self-confident Archie is as passionate as it is socially taboo. Breaking away from the narrow-mindedness and violence of convention is the only way out for the young couple. With powerful imagery and epic scope, Nagraj Manjule tells the story of an impossible love.

And here are two teasers for the film:

Chauranga

Bikas Mishra’s debut feature, Chauranga bagged the top prize in India Gold section at last year’s Mumbai Film Festival. Now, the film is all set to release on 8th January, 2016. The makers have released a new trailer of the film. Do have a look.

Trailer :

Cast :

The film stars Sanjay Suri, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Arpita Chatterjee, Soham Maitra, Riddhi Sen, Ena Saha, Anshuman Jha, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Delzad Hiwale and Swatilekha Sengupta.

About the film :

Fourteen-year-old Santu wants to go to school. But his destiny was pre-written in a village that’s steeped deep in caste-hierarchy, oppression and debauchery. Unaware of the consequences, Santu is nurturing defiance and a dangerous infatuation. How far will his defiance take him? What will be the price of his escape?

For more details about the film, its twitter handle is here and FB page is here.