Saturday, October 8, 2016

Mainak Dhar's '417 Miles' at 18th Jio MAMI Festival

             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

417 Miles
                                             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 …      

General Delegate •  Rs. 2000/- Festival Catalogue & Delegate Bag cost for General Delegates
Student Delegate •  Rs. 1600/- Festival Catalogue & Delegate Bag cost for Student Delegates

The Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star is India's premiere film festival. It showcases the latest cutting-edge, independent cinema and art house fare alongside genre movies from Bollywood, Hollywood and cult international movies. We offer the best of world cinema to the people of Mumbai and we offer the best of Indian cinema to the world.

The festival is conducted under the aegis of the Mumbai Academy of Moving (MAMI) and is a platform that is shorthand for excellence in cinema. It celebrates the sheer pleasure of cinema, the joy it gives us and how much it enhances our lives. The goal is to nurture and ignite a passion for movies. The 18th edition of the festival will be held from 20th-27th October, 2016.

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