U.S Premiere

Suttabaazi

India I 14 mins I Drama I 2020 I Hindi w/ English subtitles

19-year-old Diya is a rising social media star, and clandestine smoker. Her household is a pressure cooker and the whistle is about to blow.

 

Set during the COVID-19 lockdown, this is a story about the cracks within our families and the bonds which bridge them.

The film marks the acting debut of Renee Sen, daughter of celebrated actress, Sushmita Sen, who is known for her roles in Main Hoon Na, Filhaal..., and Aankhen. 

+ Screens with SHORTS PROGRAM I: IN LOCKDOWN

VIRTUAL SCREENING :
SAT. APRIL 17 - 12PM (Noon) CT

About the Artist

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Kabeer Khurana is a 9-time international award-winning filmmaker and the co-founder of India's youngest publishing venture, Bombaykala Books.

Apart from winning awards in Italy, USA and Ukraine, his films have received 40+ festival selections internationally, including the Global University Film Awards (known as the Student Oscars, in Hong Kong), and have been screened at festivals in Brazil, Prague, Singapore, Indonesia, Morocco, Croatia, etc.

 

His film, DALI, won the Audience Choice Award at the Flatlands Dance Film Festival our of 650 selections. His recent short romance, HANGOUT (2020) was released on Disney+ Hotstar.

 

He's also the founder of several youth-based social organizations, including Navrang (Ashoka University's film society) and The Mumbai Art Collective, for which he was featured on the cover story of India Today.

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Trailer

Thank you to our community partner(s) for this screening: the Austin Film Society, and the Austin Film Commission!

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Credits

Crew

Writer/Director:       KABEER KHURANA

Creative Producer:  ROHAN PARIKH

Producer(s):              GURMEET SINGH GULATI 
                                  SIMRAN LAKHANPAL

                                  RAMNEEK SAWHNEY

                                  PANKAJ RUNGTA

Story:                        KANISHK DEVGAN

Concept:                  SAMEER HADKER

 

Editing:                     PRIYANKA ARORA

Sound Design:        SARIT CHATTERJEE

Cast:

RENEE SEN as 'Diyar'

KOMAL CHHABRIA as 'Mother'

RAHUL VOHRA as 'Father'

Additional Crew: 

Art Director:                  SAMEER HADKER

Production Manager:   VATSAL JAIN

Costume Designer:      SAKINA HAFIJI 

Colorist:                         VIVEK NAIR

Make-up:                       SAKINA BAGASRAWALA