Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Final day at 18th Jio MAMI Film Festival!

18th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival
October 20 - 27, 2016

Discovering India section 

October 27, Thursday

417 Miles
Writer and director Mainak Dhar  
  PVR ECX Audi 2, Citimall at 11:30 am

Closing Film
 A Billion Colour Story
Director, Producer, Story, Screenplay, DOP N Padmakumar
 PVR Phoenix Audi 2 at 5:30 pm

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

N Padmakumar's 'A Billion Colour Story' at Jio MAMI today!

After BFI London and Busan Film Festivals 
'A Billion Colour Story' comes to Jio MAMI 

Catch its India Premiere at

18th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival
October 20 - 27, 2016
Discovering India section

Official Selection

BFI London Film Festival – 2016
Busan International Film Festival – 2016 

A Billion Colour Story 
India, 2016, 116 min, Hindi

followed by Q&A with
writer and director N Padmakumar and producer Satish Kaushik
facilitated by author and journalist Naman Ramachandran

Wednesday, October 26, PVR ECX - Audi 3, 5:00 pm

"A Billion Colour Story is Padamkumar’s first foray into features. With this film he has proven that his grasp of the complexity of human relationships is as firm as his perception of the convolutions of the troubled times we live in."    

- Indu Mirani, SpotBoyE 


"A lament and a love song to everything that India is, and once was, and could be, told through the dreamy eyes of idealists. A noble attempt." 

- Sneh Rupra, The National Student 

The film follows the story of 11-year-old Hari Aziz and his mixed marriage parents, Imran, and Parvati. Imran and Parvati are aspiring filmmakers who after studying in Australia decide to relocate to India. In their filmmaking journey, they face unexpected problems that isolate and even marginalise them. Hari is an exceptionally perceptive 21st century metropolitan kid, brought up in comfort, surrounded with love, laughter, knowledge and kindness. His parents, especially his father, who has a deep-set belief in India, have always taught him to love his country. However, certain disturbing twists and turns in their life change their circumstances and upset their idyllic existence to a point where they threaten to erode Imran's very faith in the pure and inclusive fabric of India. Perturbed by his father’s pain, Hari decides to do something to restore that belief. The film plays out as an intimate father-son story about love, but it is as much a story about India, in all its myriad colours, charming contradictions and superficial differences, which questions what kind of world we want to leave behind for our children.

“A Billion Colour Story is a rare gem and this kind of cinema comes to you rarely so you can't let go of such an opportunity…very sure this film will leave an impression. In my 30-year-long career, this is one of those films which I will be proud to have been associated with.”

- Satish Kaushik,  producer and actor 

"We live in such a polarised world with partisan views but somewhere I believe that all is not lost. There is hope, positivity and above all inherent goodness in human beings which needs to be told through art and cinema. 'A Billion Colour Story' is one such effort, uplifting and human, which I believe is imperative in today's time."

N Padmakumar, writer and director