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As part of our Mumbai Film Festival coverage, we will also be running previews of some of the interesting and lesser known films. This is the first post in the series.

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‘The Train Leaves At Four’ is a docu-fiction film of about 57 minutes. The film was shot with a family belonging to the ‘Baiga’ tribe, living in remote Madhya Pradesh. The film has been written and directed by Antariksh Jain.

Official Synopsis

As Lamu packs his sack to migrate towards the city to work along with the labour contractor, his aging mother grieves in silence. Even her other two sons are not around to console her.

While the eldest is working on the field, the youngest has set out early this morning towards the government office. He hopes to be employed in the village itself. Those hopes are soon shattered though and he is left overwhelmed. Much of what goes on in the government office – the official paperwork, the government schemes is lost in translation.

By the evening, as Lamu waits for the train to arrive, the contractor’s condescending attitude and stinginess already makes it clear that he has signed up for a disaster, and it is too late for him to go back.

Meanwhile, crestfallen and influenced by his brother, the youngest too confronts his mother and expresses a desire to leave for the city.

MFF Screening

Fri, 30‐Oct – PVR ECX Screen 4 – 11:15 AM
Sun, 01 ‐ Nov Phoenix Screen -3 – 7:15 PM

Trailer

For more info on the film, click here.

If you follow this blog regularly, you must have read a post on the indie film Kshay. If you haven’t, do click here to check out its interesting trailer and synopsis.

We have now been offered a preview of the soundtrack of the film. We are embedding two tracks here. Do check it out. We would like to know your feedback, so scroll down and use the comment box.

Kshay OST – Home

Kshay OST – Everywhere

And if you like the tracks, here’s some more dope on the music from the film’s production notes…

Music for Kshay has been done by director Karan Gour and Siddharth Bhatia. For the music, both Siddharth and Karan knew that we couldn’t be using electronic samples, which would be the independent way to go. We needed a little more character than that to help support the film’s imagery. We narrowed down on a string quartet and a harp, but that would be far too expensive to record in a studio. Hence, we managed to get some more cash together and bought the Vienna String collection off their website which consisted of brilliantly recorded solo strings that could be manipulated in various ways to match a natural, textural string composition. Both of them did their own versions of the movie and we actually had 2 soundtracks for the movie. The final soundtrack was a mix of both the composition types, although it went through a lot more evolution than just that, taking about 3 months to complete.