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Kadvi Hawa

95 minutes / India / Hindi with English subtitles

DFW Jan 25th; AUS Feb 11th 2018
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TICKETS AVAILABLE at the venue (AlamoDrafthouse, Village) from 3pm

Once famous for farming, the people of the Mahua region have forgotten the earthy scent of rainfall on their soil. Erratic and receding rainfall has led many farmers into debt traps set out as loans offered by banks. Unable to grow food grain anymore and to escape repayments, the only  way out is sacrificing their own life and committing suicide.


In Dark Wind, the blind father of a farmer fears his depressed son may do the same. Ruthless in his ways to repossess loans, a bank agent arrives with a growing list of suicides attributed to him. People call him a ‘god of death’. The father finds his son’s life threatened by the failure of his crops and the mounting pressure of bank repayment.


Each wanting to save their own family, they end up helping one another. Human emotions take over inhuman realities of climate change. Embroiled together, their fates tremble under the pressure of two extreme weather conditions.

Dark Wind is not just fiction - it’s an eye-opening portrayal of the suffering of people and it is a wake-up call for the society still unprepared to face the consequences of their actions on climate change.

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Sunday, Feb 11th 2018 | 3:15 - 5:15 PM
Alamo Drafthouse
2700 W Anderson Ln, Suite #701, Austin, Texas 78757

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Thursday, Jan 25th 2018 | 7:15 - 9:15 PM
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Nila Madhab Panda

His first iconic feature film, the highly acclaimed ‘I am Kalam’, has won 32 International awards, one national award. Amongst the most prestigious he won Viewers’ Choice award at IFFLA, People's Choice Award at the Montreal, Best Feature Film and best director award in California, Most Prestigious “The Don Quixote Prize” of the ICCF at Germany, Best film at Frankfurt and Bronze Cairo, The Prize of the International Center of Films For Children & Young People, Best film from the Indian Panorama by the Young Jury at the IFFI, Goa, Best Debut Director Aravindam Purashkaram, and many more.

His second feature film “Jalpari”, about female feticide and gender equality, was also well received by audience and was highly acclaimed. It received the prestigious, MIP Junior award at Cannes. His third feature film “Babloo Happy Hai”, was well received, based on Youths and HIV/AIDS. It was also well appreciated by audience and critics in India. His new film “Kaun Kitney paani main, a satire on water crisis in India released last August. The film is highly critically acclaimed. The film talks about the current scenario & how water will become a scarce currency unless we save and manage it.

Cast: Sanjay Mishra, Ranvir Shorey, Tilottama  

Shome and Bhupesh 


Story and director: Nila Madhab Panda 


Writer : Nitin Dixit 


DOP : Ramanuj Dutta 


Music : Mangesh Dhakde 


Editor : Jabeen Merchant 


Sound: Kamod Kharade 


Producer: Akhshay Kumar Parija, Nila madhab  

Panda and Manish Mundra 


Producing company: Akshay Parija Productions and Eleanora  

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