Catch this film at the 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival !
October 20th - 27th, 2016
Discovering India section
From America, ‘417 Miles’, an Hinglish road movie on two close college friends who meet years later across continents and bond anew with different overtones
Director, Screenplay Mainak Dhar
USA, 2016, 74 min, English, Hindi, Tamil
Former college buddies, Tanveer and Srinivasan, have lost touch over the years. Tanveer, a 9 to 5 Silicon Valleyite, lives a very western, suburban life. Srinivasan is an emerging director of independent cinema in Mumbai. On learning that Srinivasan’s latest film has been invited to a festival in Los Angeles, Tanveer offers to drive him there. On their road trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles, they realize that even though their paths in life have diverged widely, some things have not changed. The journey down the Pacific Coast highway lets them discover a few things about themselves and each other.
Mainak Dhar worked as a Assistant Director to Prakash Jha during 2003/2004 (‘Gangajaal’) before moving to Los Angeles with the goal of watching as many movies as possible during the next 3 yearsand return to India to start making movies. Life and love happened. He has been working as an editor in LA for past 5 years. 2014 was the year he started to make the transition from editor to director. It started with ‘Honk For Steve’, a short doc about a neighborhood character. Being heavily influenced by Mumblecore movement he plans to make 3 zero budget films in the next 3 years. ‘417 Miles’ is the first in the series.
Jio MAMI screening schedule with dates and venues will be out very shortly See the films in Discovering India and also choose from Jio MAMI’s over 180 films from 54 countries films show-casing features, documentaries, shorts by registering for your Delegate Pass at this link …