6.3/10
210
2 user 21 critic

Patang (2011)

Trailer
2:06 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

In the old city of Ahmedabad, amid India's largest kite festival, a family duels, spins and soars like the countless kites in the skies above.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay),
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Chauranga (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A fourteen year old Dalit (lower caste) boy in rural India is killed for writing a love letter.

Director: Bikas Ranjan Mishra
Stars: Dhritiman Chatterjee, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Delzad Hiwale
Chittagong (2012)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Set in the turbulence of the 1930s British India, a 14 year old boy, Jhunku, and his journey to find where he belongs. For the first time in Indian history, the British army is defeated by ... See full summary »

Director: Bedabrata Pain
Stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Barry John, Delzad Hiwale
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

'Daughters of Mother India', is an Indian filmmaker's journey on the aftermath of the horrific rape and murder of a 23 year old old medical intern in Delhi on 16 December 2012. The film is ... See full summary »

Director: Vibha Bakshi
Stars: Kiran Bedi, Mr. Arvind Gaur, Dipankar Gupta
Parched (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

'Parched' is a story about women set in the heart of parched rural landscape of Rajasthan, India. It traces the bittersweet tale of four ordinary women Rani, Lajjo, Bijli and Janaki. We see... See full summary »

Director: Leena Yadav
Stars: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte, Lehar Khan
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

As heavy rains lash Mumbai, a cop on his first assignment faces a life altering decision when he must decide to shoot or not. Each decision pits him against a system which demands a compromise of his morals and every choice has a price.

Director: Amit Kumar
Stars: Vijay Varma, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Neeraj Kabi
Rainbow (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Believing actor and goodwill ambassador Shah Rukh Khan can help her brother get an operation to restore his sight, a 10-year old girl takes her blind 8-year old brother on a trek across Rajasthan in search of the superstar.

Director: Nagesh Kukunoor
Stars: Krrish Chhabria, Hetal Gada, Vipin Sharma
Dedh Ishqiya (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two lousy crooks find paradise in the seven stages of love.

Director: Abhishek Chaubey
Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Madhuri Dixit, Arshad Warsi
Aligarh (2015)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A true story of Dr. Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, who was suspended from his job because of his sexual orientation.

Director: Hansal Mehta
Stars: Sukhesh Arora, Manoj Bajpayee, Balaji Gauri
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The passionate journey of three Bollywood fanatics who wish to make it big in the industry.

Director: K.D. Satyam
Stars: Raima Sen, Salim Diwan, Ashish Vidyarthi
Waiting III (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Shiv and Tara support each other while their partners are healing at the hospital.

Director: Anu Menon
Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Kalki Koechlin, Methalaka Gavin
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Set in present day Mumbai the story follows the life of a serial killer Ramanna who is inspired by an infamous serial killer from the 1960s, Raman Raghav. His strange obsession with Raghavan, a young cop keeps growing as he closely follows him without his knowledge and often creates situations where both of them come face to face.

Director: Anurag Kashyap
Stars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vicky Kaushal, Sobhita Dhulipala
Te3n (2016)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A grandfather, a priest, and a police officer investigate the case of a kidnapped child.

Director: Ribhu Dasgupta
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Chakku (as Nawazuddin)
Mukkund Shukla ...
Jayesh
...
Sudha
Sugandha Garg ...
Priya
Aakash Maheriya ...
Bobby
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Azur ...
Azur
Hameed ...
Hameed
Hamid Shaikh ...
Hamid
Pannaben Soni ...
Amma
Edit

Storyline

In the city of Ahmadabad, six people are taken on an extraordinary journey during India's largest kite festival. Each year a million kites circle the skies of the old city. Wishing to share the festival's colorful splendor with his daughter, a thriving Delhi businessman takes her on a surprise trip to his childhood home. Yet among the music, fireworks, and light stirs thick emotions and fading dreams. He is forced to mend the broken relationships he left behind. A story of healing and renewal illustrated by actors and non-actors respectively, Patang offers a startling array of beauty and pain stirring among the kites in the sky. Written by Justine Ashley

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

| |

Release Date:

15 June 2012 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film has played in film festivals all over the world. But it has yet to have a commercial release theatrically in India. (November 2014). See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An immensely likable film
12 September 2014 | by (US) – See all my reviews

A sweet, simple and beautifully shot film set in India, it tells the story of an extended family during the yearly Ahmedabad kite festival. As stunning shots of the sky filled with kites remind us of the bigger picture, we watch what happens when a well to do uncle and his sexy, smart daughter come to visit from the big city of Delhi. The awkward warmth between these comparative strangers and their kin makes for a lot of gentle, quiet drama, and occasional comedy.

It's one of those films where not much happens, yet we get to know (and like) the characters intimately, and somehow there's enough dramatic tension (and humor) in the small moments of anger or connection, or understandings made or missed that it never feels dull. It almost has an Altmanesque feeling in the way it cuts between it's multiple stories, but Bhargava doesn't have Altman's satiric edge. He isn't making fun of these characters, even when they're funny – intentionally or unintentionally.

A good-hearted, feel good film, that manages to be honest, and to avoid the saccharine after-taste those kind of phrases usually suggest (and usually send me running the other way)

Frustratingly, as of the moment it's only available for downloading or streaming. A blu-ray of this would be wonderful.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where can I buy a copy of this movie UK? elwoodlivesey
Discuss Patang (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?