Colours of Life
2018 ‧ 1h 52m / Bengali with English subtitles
DFW - Sunday, Aug 5th 2018 3:30pm
DIRECTOR'S BIOGRAPHY - PRAKASH BHARADWAJ
Prakash Bharadwaj is a multi talented actor from theatre, TV and film background in India. He has several credits of plays, TV series and films to his name. In 2017, Bharadwaj forayed into screenwriting and direction with his short film ‘Rishta’ and feature length ‘Colours of Life’. He has been working with filmstar Aamir Khan since 2006 in the film 'Rang De Basanti', and proudly claims to be the reason behind Amir’s impeccable Haryanvi accent in ‘Dangal’ blockbuster hit. Amir Khan appointed him as his personal dialogue couch on noticing Bharadwaj’s artistry. It’s more than a decade now, together they had worked on films like Talaash, Dhobi Ghat, Ghajni, and the forthcoming Thugs of Hindostan.
The lifestyles of urban Indians are lacking genuine human interaction and emotions. Colours of Life is relevant for this message, especially for the younger generation. The film tries to explore the impact of this in our personal lives and extend to which it can damage our relationships. It also portrays the ongoing social debate – ‘pro-life’ vs. ‘pro-choice’ debate that is pertinent in the milieu of women empowerment in India. The film does not shy away from intriguing bold steps of portraying women as sole owner of their mind and body. The two women boldly live their life – as single mother who lost her husband and her twenty-year old daughter fighting an unwanted pregnancy. By incorporating psychiatric help in the form of home-based therapy not only humanizes the characters, but also normalizes the taboo regarding treatment of suicidal individuals. It is emotionally intense exploring various shades of contemporary lives.