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As part of the campaign “India is a visual journey”, five filmmakers were commissioned to make five short films. You must have seen the promos of the shorts. Now all the films are online. Do watch and vote for your favourite

1. Hidden Cricket by Shlok Sharma

About the film – A country that is divided in the name of religion, state, language, caste, economy, profession and even god… breathes together, stands together in the name of CRICKET!

A sport that defines the country. Cricket is in our blood and rules our hearts. A synonym to passion — cricket redefines enthusiasm, craze, zeal and excitement. We are a nation that loves cricket, lives cricket, beyond conventions and beyond rules, from breaking boundaries to breathtaking highs, a million cheers and a zillion sighs, such is the madness, such is the passion to play it anywhere, any day, all the time, all the way. Cricket is our way of life!

2. The Epiphany by Neeraj Ghaywan

About the film – After their college reunion in Pune, a divorced couple is forced to take a ride together to Mumbai. As they meet an old woman on the highway in desperate need of help, their disparate sense of morality, culture and class creates friction, scraping the wounds of past that they thought was long gone. Some journeys may not take you anywhere, but you do move on.

3. Moi Marjani by Anubhuti Kashyap

About the film – A spirited independent single mother struggles on a daily basis to provide a comfortable life to her son and herself. She runs a small Internet cafe in Patiala, Punjab for a living, and is an Internet user herself. The film highlights a phase in her life when love comes knocking on her door. If only its timing was right!

4. Geek Out by Vasan Bala

About the film – The dual lives we lead, that virtual alter ego we all have nurtured and empowered, The Indian “Geek” today is no longer that lad who sat in a corner. He could be that carefully framed pic on Instagram to that deadly opinionated Twitter handle or maybe that pop philosophy spitting Facebook page or that revolutionary blog that was created to change the world or just plain drowned into the Audio-Visual black hole “You-Tube”. Day dreaming now has a new address, the world wide web. Dream on ! May the force be with the Geek!

5. Chai by Geentanjali Rao

About the film – The film is a sequence of montages that shows four different people making tea in a tea shop. A ten year old boy selling tea in Bombay at the Gateway Of India, An 18 year old girl with her tea shop in a mid level town, A 19 year old Kashmiri lad in a Barrista and An 80 year old man’s tea shop in a busy Kerala bus stand.

The film is a view of rapid change that India is going through and what it means to those people whose faces we never notice as we go along sipping our cup of tea everyday. Tea like the people of India changes with every language, culture, climate yet serves the same purpose everywhere always. A constant in a flux.

– And do VOTE for your favourite short. You can vote for as many shorts as you like, there’s no limit.

We’ve seen all kinds of reactions to Gangs Of Wasseypur… and like many would say, what good is a film if it doesn’t spark intense discussion and debate? But the reactions that are most interesting to see are in the form of fan art. Fan Posters is a relatively new trend here and we’ve recently had a whole wave of Bollywood and Indian movie inspired fan posters.

So here are some interesting ‘fanboy’ posters for Gangs Of Wasseypur… Take a look, and do send us your own if you’ve made any of your own. Enjoy!

The 10th, 11th and 12th posters are by Vijesh Rajan, Akshar Pathak and Abhinav Bhatt respectively.

The first 9  are by Neeraj Ghaywan… Who was clearly very bored during post-production for the film. And also the last one, dedicated to the 3 Womaniyas who were a major force behind the film and had to suffer much at the hands of a certain Mr K. Here they have their revenge. This one is our favorite!

(Update: Added Sumit Purohit‘s Minimalist Poster as well. Keem ’em coming!)

(Update 2: Added  अमित aka @hypnosh‘s fantastic new minimal poster. We love this!)

Gangs OF Wasseypur by Vijesh Rajan

Gangs Of Wasseypur by Vijesh Rajan

Gangs Of Wasseypur Minimal Poster by Akshar Pathak

Gangs Of Wasseypur Minimal Poster by Akshar Pathak

Gangs Of Wasseypur Minimal Movie Poster by Abhinav Bhatt

Gangs Of Wasseypur Minimal Movie Poster by Abhinav Bhatt

Gangs Of Wasseypur Minimal Poster by Sumit Purohit

 

Gangs of Wasseypur Minimal Poster by @hypnosh

 

Gals Of Wasseypur

Anubhuti, Shweta and Sneha. Hell yeah.

Finally, the official trailer of Vasan Bala‘s debut feature Peddlers is out. The film is all set to premiere at Cannes International Critics’ Week.

So what works and what doesn’t? Since he is a good friend, i might be biased. But let me try. The visuals look gorgeous, there is a sudden tension in the mood but it all looks calm on the surface. Great! And the ‘ud jayega‘ raw vocals adds to the creepiness. But the text seems to be too vague. Actually it’s the same as that cryptic synopsis of the film. Why? Who does that? Also, font is dull and boring. And it comes on the visuals. Found it too be distracting.

What do you guys think? Do leave your comments.

To quote the official synopsis,

Peddlers – A ghost town, Mumbai, inhabited by millions. A lady on a mission, a man living a lie, an aimless drifter. They collide. Some collisions are of consequence, some not, either ways the city moves on.

And here’s the cast and credit list..

Director : Vasan Bala
Screenplay : Vasan Bala
Cinematography : Siddharth Diwan
Editing : Prerna Saigal
Sound : Anthony B.J. Ruban
Music : Karan Kulkarni

Cast: Gulshan Devaiah, Siddharth Mennon, Kriti Malhotra, Nimrat Kaur, Murari Kumar, Sagai Raj, Megh Pant, Nishikant Kamat, Neeraj Ghaywan and Anubhuti Kashyap.