The Mumbai Film Festival, which was hosted from 20th to 27th October, 2016 in Mumbai screened some of the finest movies to be made in the past year, all across the globe.
The Mumbai Film Festival was a week-long celebration of the art of film making and acting. The event was star studded with actors, directors and producers from Hollywood and Bollywood in attendance. With an array of movies being screened at the festival, here is a compilation of 5 must watch films from the Mumbai Film Festival, 2016.
- BANDINI (India):
Bandini, is a 1963 Hindi drama film directed by Bimal Roy, the master of realism, who directed classics like Do Bigha Zameen and Devdas. The movie tells the story of a woman prisoner serving life imprisonment for murder- Kalyani, the all suffering, selfless, sacrificing, and strong yet weak Indian woman. She must make a choice between two very different men, Devendra, the loving prison doctor and Bikash, a man from her past. The movie is based on a Bengali novel Tamasi by Jarasandha (Charu Chandra Chakrabarti).
- A DEATH IN THE GUNJ (India):
A Death in the Gunj is the directorial debut of critically acclaimed actress Konkona Sen Sharma. The story is set in the colonial town of McCluskieganj in the winters of 1979. What starts as an uneventful family holiday takes a twist when the guests start playing with the spirits. The movie features an ensemble cast of Vikram Massey, Tillotama Shome, Kalki Koechlin, Om Puri, Tanuja, Vikram Shorey and Jim Sarbh.
- MOSTLY SUNNY (Canada):
Directed by Dilip Mehta, the film Mostly Sunny is a documentarian venture into the life of one of the most popular adult actresses, Sunny Leone. This movie charts the actress’ metamorphosis from Karenjit Kaur Vohra of Sarnia, Ontario, into Sunny Leone, the most Googled porn star in the world, who also turns into a bonafide Bollywood actress.
- THE LITTLE PRINCE/LE PETIT PRINCE (France and USA):
Directed by Marc Osborne, the story is an adaptation of Antoine de Saint-de Saint-Exupéry’s, The Little Prince. It revolves around a little girl who lives in a very grown up world with her mother, who maps out every minute of her daughter’s life in order to get her into the finest school. The Little Girl is soon distracted by her strange and ancient neighbour, the Aviator, who introduces the girl to an extraordinary world where anything is possible.
- RAILWAY CHILDREN (India):
Directed by Prithvi Konanur in Kannada, the movie revolves around Raju, a 12-year-old runaway, who steps into an unknown world on the railway platform. Timid, insecure and unsure, he falls into the hands of a gang involved in illegal businesses. Jollu, a gang-member of Raju’s age and a substance addict, teaches Raju the tricks and trades of surviving on the platform. They realize thise while platforms are divided among gangs for selling spurious drinking water. Both Raju and Jollu then, reconcile with an another platform-boy and start selling water on their own, undercutting their boss and inviting danger to their lives.
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