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Sunrise (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery | 2 March 2016 (France)
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Before sunrise, Joshi must catch the elusive figure that destroys the lives of children.


Partho Sen-Gupta


Yogesh Vinayak Joshi (dialogue by), Partho Sen-Gupta
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Credited cast:
Adil Hussain ... Joshi
Tannishtha Chatterjee ... Leela
Gulnaaz Ansari ... Komal
Komal Gupta Komal Gupta ... Aruna
Esha Amlani Esha Amlani ... Naina
Ashalata Wabgaonkar ... Radhabai
Hridaynath Jadhav Hridaynath Jadhav ... Patil
Chinmay Kambli Chinmay Kambli ... Babu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nandini Bora Nandini Bora ... Juliette
Komal Gawade Komal Gawade ... Noor
Ramdas Jadhav Ramdas Jadhav ... Jadhav
Swapnaneel Jaykar Swapnaneel Jaykar ... Obscene man in Bar
Tauqeer Alam Khan Tauqeer Alam Khan ... The Shadow
Sumant Mastkar Sumant Mastkar ... Old man with a doll
Rakesh Mehra Rakesh Mehra ... Vaidya


Inspector Joshi is 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. Written by Independent Movies Ltd

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Before the SUNRISE, Joshi must catch the elusive figure that destroys the lives of children.


Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

2 March 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Arunoday See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India See more »


Box Office


$700,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The shadow figure effects being chased by Joshi were all done on set with mirrors. See more »

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Sunrise Takes Us Into Darkness
11 February 2017 | by krocheavSee all my reviews

The opening few minutes of Sunrise are at first compelling and overdone all at once. When scenes remain on screen for too long and are repeated often - it begs the question..."does this film maker have a grasp on the importance of his story or simply aiming for extended stylish pop-art"? For an artistic director turned feature director 'Sunrise' is Mumbai born Partho Sen-Gupta's second full length movie as writer/director.

The story is an important one, given that thousands of children go missing each year with most ending up in the repulsive child sex trade. So perhaps Sen-Gupta's movie could have been worthy of better shape and some conventional styling to add a little more accessibility to its nightmarish eye-of-the-beholder dreamscape. As it stands, it's unsure where the protagonists's guilt-ridden psychic dreams and reality merge - making it difficult work for general audiences looking to lock-into something tangible. Jean-Marc Ferriere's Cinematography is dazzling, considering the locations and he makes remarkable use of lighting and a water drenched setting. Most of the youthful cast also do well given their difficult subject matter - though perhaps more could have been done to better develop a couple of these situations.

Good but maybe could have been better with less art and more class.

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