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Kamal Swaroop’s cult classic Om Dar B Dar has been restored and will have a release on 17th January, 2014. PVR Director’s Rare in association with NFDC is doing the release. Don’t miss this film. A new trailer of the film is just out.

ODBDOfficial Synopsis:

As Om rides a bicycle, scissor-legged, the landscape (Pushkar-Ajmer) resounds with distinctive voices: his father’s rebellions against the world, his ‘bold’ sister, her gentle suitor, the searching eyes of the runaway actress, the local businessman trying to protect the diamonds he has shat…the rebellion of the tadpoles. The filmmaker takes on the frightening, beautiful energy of adolescence – to joyfully shake open the landscapes of his own childhood, unearthing, and mixing politics with mythology and techno music with biology for Alchemy.

Director’s statement:

I was assistant on Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi. The scale of production had made extras of large sections of the population of Delhi: the whole exercise had become an army operation, and we the big general’s lieutenants, the ring master’s sidekicks, arranging those masses on the sides of the roads so that the story of Gandhi could walk and blossom forth. The tear in the upholstery of my hotel room chair became a glad reminder of human life as I knew it. Inspired by the missing piece of cloth, I began spinning a parallel story about a town I grew up in and an adolescent who rode his bicycle scissor legged. The story grew and wanted to take on the larger production within which it was incubated. The boy therefore had to be called Om.

Cast & Crew

Cast – Anita Kanwar, Aditya Lakhia, Gopi Desai, Manish Gupta

Running Time – 101min

Year- 1988

Screenplay – Kamal Swaroop

Cinematography – Ashwani Kaul

Editing – Priya Krishnaswamy

Music – Rajat Dholakia

Sound – Kamal Padmnabhan

– To read more about the film, click here and here.

– Fan poster by Kabir Chowdhry.

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The Seventh Walk (Saatvin Sair) by Amit Dutta will be the closing film of CinemaXXI, the programme section which the Rome Film Festival (November 8-17, 2013) dedicates to new trends in international cinema. The latest film will be screened Out of Competition.

Dutta, who graduated with a degree in film directing in 2004, captured the attention of international critics early on, winning important acknowledgments for his short films, starting with the FIPRESCI award which he won in 2007 in Oberhausen for To Be Continued (Kramasha). Several of his works have also been screened in the most important museums in the world, including the Tate Modern in London and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. In Saatvin Sair, he continues to explore a theme that has distinguished his production since the very beginning, the relationship between film, painting and music. In the film, Dutta tells the story of a wandering painter who heads into a forest after noticing a strange footprint and hearing a strange melody. This walk into the depths of nature will lead him to face his most intimate self.

SYNOPSIS

THE SEVENTH WALK / SAATVIN SAIR by Amit Dutta, India, 2013, 70’

The extraordinary landscape of the Kangra valley, which Amit Dutta had already filmed in Nainsukh (2010), is the setting once again for the latest film. But whereas Nainsukh was based on the artistic history of an XVIIIth century painter whose work was figurative, Saatvin Sair is inspired by the works of a contemporary Indian artist who paints abstract landscapes, giving free rein to the imagination, as is customary in the modern Western tradition (oil on canvas).

In the film, wandering through a forest a painter sees a mysterious footprint and hears the strains of music, which lead him deeper into nature in pursuit of its source, hoping that it might lead to his innermost seeking. As he wanders, he rests under a tree; in his sleep he sees himself walking, painting, stones defying gravity, a small girl taking the sky-route to deliver his daily fruit and milk, seasons changing and years passing. He wakes up and walks into the landscape made-up of his own paintings where the object of his quest might await him.

Amit Dutta

Born in Jammu (India) in 1977, he graduated in 2004 with a degree in film directing from the Film & Television Institute of India. Since the earliest days of his career, his films – in which he associates the painterly image with the cinematic image – have been acclaimed by critics and won many awards: four national prizes, including a “Rajat Kamal” and the National “John Abraham” Prize (Federation of Film Societies of India), the FIPRESCI (International Film Critics Award) at the Oberhausen Film Festival, the Golden Mikaldi in Bilbao, the Golden Conch at the Mumbai Festival. His first feature-length film, composed of three episodes, The Man’s Woman and Other Stories (Aadmi Ki Aurat Aur Anya Kahaniya, 2009), won the Special Jury Mention at the 66th Venice International Film Festival. In 2010, he made his second feature-length film, Nainsukh (2010), and in 2011 he filmed The Golden Bird (Sonchidi), all presented in Venice in the Orizzonti section. Dutta teaches at the National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad and at the Film & Television Institute of India. The Tate Modern and the Centre Pompidou have held screenings of several of his short films.

(from official release)

Since crowd-funding is in vogue these days, it’s good to see the trend going beyond Hindi indies. If our friends are to believed, Lucia is the first Kannada film to be crowd funded. We don’t have much clue about this one but it surely looks interesting. It’s written and directed by Pawan Kumar and will release with English subtitles. The film is released by PVR Directors Rare.

Lucia

Official Synopsis

From the director of smash hit Lifeu Ishtene, comes Lucia, heralding a new direction for Kannada cinema, being the industry’s first crowd funded film. An usher at a decrepit cinema suffers from insomnia. His life changes when he starts getting weird and wonderful dreams but with a caveat. Set in the teeming young metropolis that is Bangalore, the film is a turbulent ride where the lines between dreams and reality are blurred to delirious effect. Please don’t reveal the ending after you’ve watched the film. Prepare to be surprised, very surprised.

Trailer

Show Timings

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– To know more about the film, click here.

– To read the filmmaker’s blog, click here.

Bejoy Nambiar is ready with his new film, David. Interestingly, this film is in both Hindi and Tamil, and strangely, there’s a mismatch in the number of Davids in the two versions; while the Hindi one has three, Tamil version has only two Davids.

The hindi one has Vikram, Tabu, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Vinay Virmani, Lara Dutta, Isha Sharvani and Monica Dogra in the lead. The Tamil version has almost the same cast but has Jeeva instead of Vinay and Neil.

First, the hindi trailer

And now, the Tamil Trailer

The trailers look very interesting. And though they don’t tell you much about the story but the visual montage looks powerful. What we saw in Shaitan, seems Nambiar is going to deliver more of it in this film – those slo-mo action sequences drenched in blood, rain and bullets. Also, the romantic portions bear a clear stamp of Ratnam-ish playfulness, and more so in the Tamil version.

And here are the two posters…

David Tamil Davivd Hindi

And the official synopsis (Hindi version)….

The story revolves around the lives of 3 Davids in 3 different parts of the world in 3 different eras.

1975 London- 30 year old David works for Iqbal Ghani, a dreaded Mafia don who controls the entire Asian community. He is a protege who is poised to take over the empire until a revelation which changes the course of his future.

1999 Mumbai- 19 year old David is a musician born into a family of devout Christians. A happy go lucky teenager who loses all semblance of his peaceful existence when his family gets dragged into a political issue.

2010 Goa – 40 year old David is a fisherman living in the small fishing village of Betul in Goa. He falls in love with the deaf and mute Roma- the only hitch is that she is engaged to be married to his best friend Peter in 10 days!

All 3 Davids are about to take a step which is going to change their lives forever.
3 LIVES, 3 DESTINIES, CONNECTED BY 1 NAME – ‘DAVID’.

And like everyone else, if you are still wondering about this 3 and 2 Davids, the director clarified about it to Anurag Kashyap on Twitter..

@ankash1009 the 3rd one (neil’s) didn’t fit into the tamil mileu. Would have had to re imagine it completely which was not feasible.