Chumbak (The Lottery)
118min | India | Drama | Marathi with English subtitles
4/22/18, 7:15-9:45 pm
Sandeep Modi is a filmmaker from Mumbai, India. An alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, Sandeep writes from his growing experiences in the ever-churning belly of Mumbai and its class divide. Giving voice to stories of simple people and their dilemmas, Sandeep's films hold a mirror to its world lost often in the cacophony of its own complexities. Sandeep prefers observing to reading or watching, making his own impression of life around him. His educational short film
‘Best Friends Forever’ won him the prestigious National Film Award, 2015 while his debut short ‘Bilori’ had IDPA giving him the nod for Best Student Film of the year besides being awarded the Golden Pearl at the Hyderabad International Film Festival! An avid advertising film-maker, Chumbak is his debut feature length film.
They say at first we make the choices and then the choices make us. Chumbak is a story about the constant battle within us between ourmoralities and ambitions.
Like two ends of a magnet, pulling us to their own respective ends - poles apart yet two sides to all of us.
Chumbak is an exploration of human nature and the forces that sometimes overcome us and sometime we overcome.
Facebook Award - NFDC Film Bazaar Recommends Film, 2017
Director - Sandeep Modi
Producer - Naren Kumar
Exec Producer - Mahesh Korade
Co-producers - Sujata Khati Kumar, Shreni Modi
Written by - Saurabh Bhave, Sandeep Modi
Cinematography - Rangarajan Ramabadran
Editing - Chandrashekhar Prajapati
Music - Saket Kanetkar
Lyrics - Omkar Barve
Associate Director - Saurabh Bhave