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Credited cast:
Ankit ...
The Younger brother
Bag ...
The Bag
Sanjay Bhatia ...
Chandni's Father
Parul Bheda ...
The Maid Servant
Vipul Binjola ...
The Coconut Man
Anuradha Chandan ...
Young Man's Mother
Chandni ...
The Younger brother's Girlfriend
Coconut ...
The Coconut
Ganesh ...
The Cycle Kid
Thomas Marcus George ...
The Young Man (as Thomas George)
Jagatpal ...
Kid on Skates
Tushar Joshi ...
The Employee
Neha Kedia ...
Maid's Daughter
Induben Mehta ...
The Grandmother
Trishla Patel ...
The Grand Duaghter
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A young man in his haste to go some place takes two actions - he screams at his mother for making him late, and he lovingly appreciates his brother's painting. By doing so, he strikes off two cycles - one of frustration and sorrow and the other of love and joy. His mother vents out her anger on her maidservant. His brother gifts the painting to his girl friend. Thus begins the cycles of sorrow and joy, forming a Domino stairway, leading to an unknown doorway. After shaking hands with 15 other characters and traveling through 17 locations, in just two shots, both the cycles meet at the end in an attempt to give a logical understanding to the seemingly absurd human life. It's a humorous look at the bizarreness of the cosmic accident, otherwise known as life. Written by Cyclewala Productions

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28 minutes, 17 locations, 19 characters, 2 shots, 1 cut. Right here, Right now.

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Neither the cast, nor the crew were paid for working in the film. The payments were eventually made from the many awards the film received. See more »

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The maid servant is dressed in a black-and-red sari in the first shot. In the second shot, she's seen in the background in a another similar looking black sari - without the red print. See more »

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Song credits for "Jhini re jhini" mention - "Lyrics ripped from Kabeer Bhajanmaala, Rupees 12 only, thank you." See more »

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Jhini re jhini
Composed by Sachin Sanghvi
Original lyrics by Sufi Saint Kabeer
New lyrics by Anand Gandhi
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Film-making conceit found in Hitchcock's Rope and Orson Welles' Touch of Evil
2 September 2004 | by (Syracuse, NY) – See all my reviews

Anand Gandhi's amazingly complex work feels like an abbreviated Bollywood musical, told in two separate and incredibly lengthy tracking shots, the type of film-making conceit found in Hitchcock's Rope and Orson Welles' Touch of Evil. One young man (Thomas George) becomes the catalyst in a collision of characters, as George's adventure sets off a chain reaction that begins with his annoyed mom, who transfers her anger to the maid, who quits her job and interacts with another party, and on down the line in a chain reaction of diverse emotions. Each character's thought process is presented in voice-over, some in Hindi, others in Malayalam, Bubbeboilum and numerous distinct dialects, while a soundtrack of songs provides more counterpoint, especially with lyrics such as "How intricately woven is this blanket!" Impossible to describe, but an audacious, intricately choreographed delight to experience. Watch the one vignette involving a bike rider and an old lady, as one kid on the sidelines was so obviously piqued that he walks off the street and gets into the shot!

  • Bill DeLapp, Syracuse New Times



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