$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"
"tremendous lived-in feel. "
NOTE: This film is playing in theaters and our virtual cinema.
About the Artist
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
Producer(s): Sunny Lahiri
Co- Producer(s): Tanuj Bhramar
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''
Editor: Hira Das
Music: Neil Mukherjee
Sound Designer: Vineet Vashishtha
Make-Up: Anisha Bhowmik
Costume Design: Indu Sharma