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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.

The first trailer of Onir’s I Am is out. It stars Juhi Chawla, Manisha Koirala, Nandita Das, Rahul Bose, Sanjay Suri, Purab Kohli, Abhimanyu Singh, Arjun Mathur, Shernaz Patel, Radhika Apte, Anurag Basu and Anurag Kashyap.

To quote from the official release, I AM is about people with fractured lives held together by unbroken dreams.

Click on the play button to watch the trailer..

And here is the official synopsis…

I AM is about issues and dilemmas that bruise the modern Indian society. Unraveling and exploring these tribulations, the film unfolds many a tale of individuals struggling to find their identity, and uphold their dignity in a world that is callous, cold and unsympathetic.
Shot in four different cities across India, I AM is a fusion of stories where the protagonists share a common dream – a desire to regain their lives, to regain an identity which has been taken away from them.

I AM AFIA is the story of a single woman who feels her identity will be made whole through the singularly feminine experience of motherhood. Unable to trust or even wait for a man, she is frustrated by a society that demands a “husband” to have a child. Thus her search is defined – does motherhood necessarily require the burden of a man?

I AM MEGHA is a story of two friends – a Kashmiri Pandit woman and a Muslim woman – separated by conflict.  Against the backdrop of the ethnic cleansing in Kashmir in early 90’s, this story tells of loss of home and identity. If your own home rejects you, where do you go and where are you “from”?

I AM ABHIMANYU is the story of a broken man, with a proud mask. Abhimanyu is trapped by the demons of his past, a past of sexual abuse. To move forward he must first go back, into a world where hi childhood was stolen from him.

I AM OMAR is a horrific tale of sexual discrimination; blackmail and prejudice is part of the torrid fabric. It reveals how the police use Article 377 (law under Indian Penal code which criminalizes homosexuality) to harass and blackmail gay men. In the current climate of media sensationalism, perhaps this story gains even more poignancy.

And having seen the film, we definitely recco this one. Our favourites – Afia and Megha. You don’t need a Lamhaa to know the Kashmir story, you can do it in a much simpler and better way, and without all the dhoom-dhaam-dhadaap. Megha proves that.

Afia is a story about unique friendship between two strangers. Nandita Das and Purab Kohli bring  such a natural charm to it, and bet you never knew that Anurag Basu can act too. Do watch.

Click here to know more about the film.

anurag kashyapHis “khooni” cameo in Zoya Akhtar’s Luck By Chance got the loudest laughs. And he will soon be seen in a full fledged role of a UP gangster in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Shaagird. And then there is Sudhir Mishra’s Tera Kya Hoga Johnny.

And it seems Kashyap’s keeda will continue for some more. He has been signed to act in Onir’s short film Abhimanyu, part of the five short films that Onir is planning on sexual abuse. Sanjay Suri, Rahul Bose, Shernaz Patel and Radhia Apte also star in it. Anurag being himself a victim of child sex abuse, has been very candid about it and has always raised his voice on the issue.

Whats more, we have heard that he is also writing one of the five stories and he isnt taking a single penny for his acting-writing. He is also contributing to the budget of the film as co-producer.

BTW, if you want to contribute to Onir’s film, click here to read more.