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Partho Sen-Gupta’s “Sunrise” to compete in Busan’s New Currents

Partho Sen-Gupta’s “Sunrise” to compete in Busan’s New Currents
A still from Partho Sen-Gupta’s “Sunrise

Partho Sen-Gupta’s Marathi film “Arunoday” (Sunrise) will compete in the New Currents section of Busan International Film Festival (Biff) in South Korea.

Sunrise is an Indo-French co-production between Nfdc, Dolce Vita Films and Partho’s production company Independent Movies.

The film revolves around Inspector Joshi, a grieving father searching for his daughter Aruna, kidnapped years ago when she was six. In his despair, life converges with a recurring dream in which Joshi pursues a shadowy figure who leads him to ‘Paradise’, a night-club where teenage girls dance to a leering crowd. He is convinced he will find Aruna there and vows to bring her back to Leela, his broken wife.

The film has Adil Hussain and Tannishtha Chatterjee in lead roles.

Busan’s New Current competition is aimed at discovering new talent. It presents first or second feature films from all over the world.
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Partho Sen-Gupta’s “Sunrise” to go on floors on May 24

Partho Sen-Gupta’s “Sunrise” to go on floors on May 24
Partho Sen-Gupta’s Sunrise (Arunoday) starts principal photography on May 24, 2013 and will go on till July 10, 2013. The film will be shot in Mumbai and Goa.

The film deals with the subject of child trafficking and abuse. The protagonist, Joshi, distressed by the disappearance of his little daughter, must chase an elusive figure on the streets of Mumbai that steals the children.

It features Adil Hussain (Life of Pi, English Vinglish) and Tannishtha Chatterjee (Brick Lane, Monsoon Shootout).

The film was selected for the Nfdc Film Bazaar in 2012 and Locarno Open Doors co-production market in 2011.

French DoP Jean-Marc Ferriere who shot Sen-Gupta’s previous film Hava Aney Dey is the cinematographer of the film which is produced by India’s Independent Movies, Infinitum Productions, Aryasaa Cine Productions and France’s Dolce Vita Films along with the National Film Development Corporation (Nfdc).
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German, Dutch co-producers on board for Partho Sen-Gupta’s Sunrise

German, Dutch co-producers on board for Partho Sen-Gupta’s Sunrise
Partho Sen-Gupta’s Sunrise has on board Bero Beyer (Augustus Film, Netherlands) and Fabian Massah (Endorphine Productions, Germany) apart from Rakesh Mehra (Independent Movies, Mumbai) and Nfdc. The co-production deals were finalized at Marche du Films in Cannes Film Festival.

Sunrise, which deals with child abuse, will feature Adil Hussain (Life of Pi) and Tannishtha Chatterjee (Brick Lane). The project is expected to go into production early next year.

“ It’s great for me as a large weight has been shifted from my shoulders as I can pass the baton to them and stick only to the creative process of the film. Nfdc backing it also gave the impetus that we were waiting for. But I think that the 156 crowd-funders are the real heroes of the film project,” said Sen-Gupta.

Sen-Gupta has earlier collected $21, 000 for Sunrise on crowd funding website indiegogo.com.

The film will now be an Indo-German-Dutch co-production with a mixed international crew.
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Hava Aney Dey: a chance lost to censor

Hava Aney Dey: a chance lost to censor
Paan Singh Tomar, a film which was ready in 2010 but released two years later gained critical and commercial success. But not all films are fortunate enough to see the light of the day. Partho Sen-Gupta’s Hava Aney Dey, a film set in Mumbai, is one of the most authentic portrayals of the city on celluloid. The 2004 film had a screening at Berlinale, won the Best Film at Durban Film Festival and a Special Mention at Hong Kong International Film Festival but failed to get a release in India.

Hava Aney Dey was recently screened in Mumbai in a curatorial project film

Still from Hava Aney Dey

festival by Katha Centre for Film Studies. It was a part of the curation by filmmaker Manjeet Singh, on the theme ‘Emerging Voices of Indian Cinema’: Unreleased Independent Films.

The honesty of the film combined with the intransigence of the filmmaker meant
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Indian film ‘Hava Aney Dey’ to screen at The Tricycle Theatre, London

Indian film ‘Hava Aney Dey’ to screen at The Tricycle Theatre, London
Let the Wind Blow (Hava Aney Dey) directed by Partho Sen-Gupta will screen at the The Tricycle Theatre, London as part of a festival about the nuclear bomb.

Let the Wind Blow (2004) is a Hindi-language film featuring Aniket Vishwasrao, Nishikant Kamat, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Rajshree Thakur.

‘At the height of nuclear tensions between India and Pakistan, Arjun and his best friend, Chabia, weigh their options for the future against the reality of life on the streets of Mumbai. Enticed by the promise of wealth and opportunity in the Persian Gulf, Chabia is eager to leave his job as a mechanic. But for Arjun, who must finish college and care for his mother, the decision is not so easy.’—goes the synopsis of the film on The Tricycle Theatre website.

The film had won the Best Film at Durban International Film Festival and a Special Mention at Hong Kong International Film
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Locarno Open Doors: Partho Sen-Gupta’s Sunrise

Locarno Open Doors: Partho Sen-Gupta’s Sunrise
Locarno Open Doors will be held alongside the 64th Locarno International Film Festival from August 6-9, 2011. Open Doors 2011 that focuses on India has selected 12 projects for its co-production lab. Partho Sen-Gupta’s Sunrise (Arunoday) is one of them. Partho has been collecting funds for Sunrise through crowd-funding. In the fourth in the series, DearCinema brings to you details about the filmmaker and the project, in the words of the filmmaker:

Sunrise tells the universal story of the loss of a child, of parental grief. The protagonist, Joshi, distressed by the disappearance of his little daughter, takes us into his dreams, nightmares and memories. He errs in the streets of Mumbai chasing an elusive figure that steals the children. The film approaches the taboo subject of child trafficking and abuse.

The film has non-linear narration and will be shot with a very small unit on Hdslr cameras fitted with Cine prime lenses.
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Partho’s project raises 21k Usd through crowd funding on indiegogo

Partho’s project raises 21k Usd through crowd funding on indiegogo
Still from Sunrise

The crowd-funding campaign for Partho Sengupta’s project Sunrise (Arunoday) on crowd funding website indiegogo.com ended with a total of $21, 000 on May 29, 2011.

Written and directed by Partho Sen-Gupta, the film addresses the issue of child abuse in India and is expected to go into production this winter.

The project is one of the 12 Indian projects that have been selected for the Open Doors program of Locarno Film Festival. Open Doors is the co-production lab of the festival which awards three cash prizes at the end of a workshop.

The film has also been offered help by three French companies which will help with the subtitling, post production and lenses.

As reported on DearCinema earlier, Sen-Gupta had to turn to crowd funding after he failed to find an Indian lead producer for the project which had generated co-production interest from a Dutch production house.

Partho Sen Gupta
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Partho Sen-Gupta goes crowd funding way with Sunrise

A Still from Sunrise

As Onir’s crowd funded film I Am is all set to hit the theatres this Friday, another Indian filmmaker is seeking funding from the crowd for his project: a psychological thriller called Sunrise (Arunoday). Written, Directed & Produced by Partho Sen-Gupta, the film addresses the taboo of child abuse in India and stars Adil Hussain (Life of Pi), Tannishtha Chatterjee (Brick Lane).

The project has attracted over 80 crowd-funders on the crowd funding website indiegogo.com who have contributed over 10,000 Usd for the film. “We have extensively used Facebook, Twitter and email to campaign for the funding,” Sen-Gupta told DearCinema. The deadline for the project to achieve its goal on indiegogo is May 28, 2011. The film may get into production this winter.

Sen-Gupta had to turn to crowd funding after he failed to find an Indian lead producer for the project which had generated co-production interest from a Dutch production house.
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Film and discussion series- "Moving Politics – Cinemas from India” at a Germany museum

A film and discussion series, "Moving Politics – Cinemas from India", curated by Dorothee Wenner and Nicole Wolf will be held at the Deutsche Guggenheim museum at Germany. The event will be organized on the occasion of the exhibition, "Being Singular Plural: Moving Images from India" at the museum.

Three program blocks with a selection of recent feature and documentary films as well as several classics of Indian film history will be screened.

Filmmakers Paromita Vohra and Partho Sen-Gupta, as well as the curator Kaushik Bhaumik will be present at the opening of the exhibition. The following films will be screened at the festival:

Superman Of Malegaon (Faiza Khan, India 2008, June 27, introduction: Dorothee Wenner and Nicole Wolf, followed by a discussion) Malegaon is located far away from the Indian metropolises, geographically lying in the center of India. With the decline of the textile industry, tensions in the population increased: Amidst this chaos,
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