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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.