'Mumbai Cutting' brings curtains on Osian's film fete
New Delhi (PTI): "Mumbai Cutting A City Unfolds" a medley of vignettes by 11 top directors of the country dealing with the modern day life in the entertainment and financial capital as it alternates between the comical and the cynical provided a perfect ending to the 10th Osian's Cinefan festival here that showcased a motley of films from the Arab and Asian world.
This unique venture brings together Sudhir Mishra, Revathi, Jahnu Barua, Rituparno Ghosh, Anurag Kashyap, Shashank Ghosh, Rahul Dholakia, Ayush Raina, Ruchi Narain, Kundan Shah and Manish Jha to offer a tantalising glimpse at life in Mumbai through their short stories.
The film, produced by White Cloud and presented by Sahara One Motion Pictures, tries to find a reason why and how the city influences people who come there and survive adversities to continue being there.
"Mumbai Cutting" that had a world premier on April 27 in Hollywood's Arclights theatre has music by a vast array of composer-singers like Euphoria, Indian Ocean, Ali Azmat, Fuzon, Sanjeev Shrivastav, Jeet Ganguly, Amartya and Papon.
A film as emotionally complex as the city it portrays, "Mumbai Cutting" alternates between comical and cynical, while telling the story of a man and a woman who come together in grief after losing their loved ones, a writer who makes it his mission to connect with a troubled orphan, a Muslim woman attempting to procure a fake passport, and an aspiring actor who races through the streets in order to reach an important audition.