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$15 TICKETS ($12 for members)

Sat. April 16th, 2022 @ 10:30AM

Venue: Austin Film Society
Streaming April 22-24, Eventive


Barah x Barah (12x12)

India  I 118  mins I Drama I 2021 I Hindi w/ English


Sooraj, a death photographer at the burning banks of Manikarnika, is going through troubled times. His ancient town of Kashi is being demolished as part of a large-scale civic beautification project. 


At the same time, the exquisite cameras on smartphones threaten to make his work irrelevant. He stands at a crossroads - either he continues as he is or he looks for greener pastures to secure a better future for his family.

", a remarkably tender and subtle debut" 

- First Post

"tremendous lived-in feel. "

- The Indian Express

NOTE: This film is playing in theaters and our virtual cinema. 

About the Artist

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Gaurav Madan hails from Yamunanagar, a small dusty town in Haryana, India. He discovered a passion for the arts at age ten, publishing short stories and poems in children’s books such as Nandan, Champak and Hindi newspapers like Dainik Bhaskar and Punjab Kesri. Gaurav has been an ardent film buff since childhood.

Gaurav did his Masters in Communication Studies from University of Pune and has produced and directed over 200 TV and digital commercials and has his own Ad Production Firm, Last Joker Pictures, based in Mumbai. 


In 2014, one of Gaurav’s feature scripts Shaktipur Crude was a part of prestigious Sundance Script Lab. He has been a part of many writer’s rooms and has been a semi-finalist in Cinestaan Storytellers 2017 and 2018. His 2017 short film Sambhavtaha travelled to  50+ festivals including IDSFFK, MAMI and Kolkata and won numerous awards including Best Director, Best Writer, and Best Short.  


Barah by Barah (2021), Gaurav's debut feature  is currently doing rounds at festivals.



Thank you to our community partners for this screening!




Director:                      Gaurav Madan   

Writer(s):                      Sunny Lahiri

                                     Gaurav Madan   

Producer(s):                  Sunny Lahiri

                                      Gaurav Madan   

                                      Jignesh Patel


Co- Producer(s):           Tanuj Bhramar

                                       Karan Singh

Executive Producer(s): Subhash Jha


Cinematography:       Sunny Lahiri

Production Design:     Naveen Lohara


Gyanendra Tripathi as "Sooraj'

Aashit Chatterjee as ‘Tathagatha’

Bhumika Dube as 'Meena

Geetika Vidya Ohlyan as 'Mansi'

Prithvi Singh as 'Anshuman'

Akash Sinha as 'Dubey''


Crew Cont'd

Editor:                   Hira Das 

Music:                   Neil Mukherjee

Sound Designer: Vineet Vashishtha

Make-Up:             Anisha Bhowmik

Costume Design: Indu Sharma


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