South Asia's First Borderless Digital Film Festival
Directed by: Samten Bhutia
1h 27min | Thriller | 25 January 2019 | Nepal
Suresh is an amateur artist who is married to Vidya, an outspoken and brash housewife. Together with their seven-year-old son Suvid, they seem to lead a normal life.
This normality includes arguments regarding the household finances and the separate, independent lives the couple led. Things start to take a serious turn when Suresh discovers that Vidya is hiding things from him. Suresh’s best
friend Jayant is of the belief that Vidya is untrustworthy and is most probably having an affair. When Vidya’s ex is brutally murdered, Jayant firmly believes that Vidya is involved in this crime. Though Suresh is not convinced of this
initially, events start to unfold that firmly lead him to believe that the mother of his son is trying to kill him.
Directed by: Iftakar Chowdhury
2h 5min |Superhero | 13 April 2018 | Bangladesh
Bizli, is a Bangladeshi woman
Superhero film directed by Iftakar Chowdhury, and produced by Bobstar Films. It stars Bobby as the protagonist and Indian actress Satabdi Roy as the antagonist. The film was released countrywide on 13 April 2018. It is the first
superhero film in Bangladesh to possess an original script and story line.
Bizli has possessed supernatural power by birth. Her father
Dr. Alam wants to hide it, but evil scientist Dr. Jerina wants to use Bizli to implement her cold fusion electricity generation project.
Directed by: VS Sanoj
17min 23sec | Short , Drama | 20 November 2018 | India
Burning is an attempt to look at how society, patriarchal systems and religion force women into functions and roles that can prove cruel, uncharitable and exploitative, and, yet, how these women try to build bonds and emotions that win over all such exploitation and empower themselves in ways their oppressors can never imagine. Suppressed and tortured, women build their own skies, oceans and landscape and a secret army of comrades, quite accidentally at times, to move on and build a world of their own. This film is a slice from the lives of two such brave women in India.
Directed by: Himanshu Malik
2h 5min | Drama | Premiere | India
Chitrakut revolves around the lives of five people, their journey of change and metamorphosis as they search for love and companionship. When Debu met Alisha the beginning of a great love story blossomed in his head, unknown to him she was in a desperate attempt to get over her past love.
"Shaan finds the meaning of Love after having lost it while Alisha finds her feet as an individual and opens her own little boutique of designer dresses" Debu and Saloni convert their chance meetings into a friendship of sorts or probably even more.
Directed by: Dinesh Shukla
2min | Social | Premiere | India
GANDHI- The short documentary has been made to make people aware about Mahatma Gandhi's philosophies and commitments. The story is illustrated using original murals, oil paintings and sculptures by an artist Mahendra Mistry showing his views of the life and principles of Mahatma Gandhi.
Directed by: Rajat Kapoor
1h 48min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller | Premiere | India
Sunil is home alone when the doorbell rings. The stranger at the door introduces himself as Raghav. He seems polite, affable and friendly. Turns out he is the Chhaya’s husband- a woman that Sunil is having an affair with.
Sunil is awkward as hell- but Ragahav manages to put him at ease, says he just came to see him out of curiosity. Its natural to be curious when your wife.. how to put it delicately, likes some body. You want to know what he looks like- and so he just came to meet him.
Pretty soon, Raghav’s questioning becomes painfully intrusive. He wants to know all the details of Sunil’s affair with Chhaya- even the awkward, uncomfortable ones.
And then he produces a gun from his bag- and shoots himself in the head.
Sunil freaks out.
Directed by: Jagdish Mishra
6min 45sec | Thriller | 2020 | India
Rohit is in a hurry for his village Lalgarh to sell the ancestral house. If he doesn't reach on time the deal will get cancelled. In a pitch black night he has to go through scary jungle and hill roads all alone. But some unknown force is obstructing his progress. Can Rohit reach on time to close the deal? Or will the road lead him to a dead end?
Rohit is in a hurry for his village Lalgarh to sell the ancestral house. In a pitch black night he has to go through scary jungle and hill roads all alone.
Directed by: Visakesa Chandrasekaram
85min | Social Drama| 21 August 2020 | Sri Lanka
Babanona (Nita Fernando), a launderer belonged to one of the lowest castes in Sri Lanka is summoned to an identification parade where she identifies Lionel as one of the paramilitary men who abducted her son during the 1988/89 insurgency. While Indika (Jagath Manuwarna), the young public prosecutor shows little or no interest in helping Babanorna finding her missing son, Namalee (Nadie kammallaweera), the pregnant wife of the paramilitary man seeks forgiveness from the launderer. As the prolonging hearings in the dilapidated courthouse continue for months, shameful secrets are gradually unearthed by the defeated rebels, victorious soldiers and those who were crushed in between.
Pad Man (2018)
Directed by: R.Balki
2h 20min | Comedy Drama | 09 February 2018| India
An inspiring tale of incredible Indian innovator and inventor, Pad Man is a fictionalized account of Arunachalam Muruganantham life and traces his journey as a rural welder from small town India to the international arena, as he followed his dream to bring a revolution to female hygiene in India. An entrepreneur who refused to give up in the wake of resistance and ridicule and used his resilience and inventiveness to come up with India’s low cost sanitary napkin making machine, Pad Man is a tribute to every ordinary and simple man and woman, who dares to dream and make a difference in the life of million others!
Radical Camp (2020)
Directed by: Sara Reginella
60min | Ideological Drama | 2020 | Italy
A dystopian society of the future, characterized by xenophobia and ideological extremism, is the scene in which lives of two fragile adolescents are upset. The short-film is the testimony of an identity and existential void, of a youthful violence, acted and displayed on the web, a violence carried out against those who are perceived as different from themselves.
In a perverse world characterized by ultra nationalist ideology, the reconstruction of boundaries is fomented, in order to separate individuals, people and nations. In this scenario, the protagonist, affectively and socially isolated, attempts, through prevarication, to give a meaning to her life, she unconsciously tries to recreate inner psychic boundaries that give shape to her identity, in an attempt not to get lost oneself.
Directed by: Sujeewa Priyal Yaddehige
1h 37min | Fantasy Thriller, Sci-Fi | 14 February 2020 | Sri Lanka
A half-alien half-human young woman, living in a rural village in Sri Lanka, with the help of two friends, tries to save their village from a multinational environmental research corporation, while struggling to make up her mind about returning to the planet of her origin.
The Birth Land (2018)
Directed by: Proshoon Rahmaan
1h 19min | Social Drama | 14 December 2018 | Bangladesh
Tale of a pregnant Rohingya woman and her identity crisis who does not want to give birth her child at densely populated refugee camp. Who wants to go back to her own village where she born and make challenges against her fate.
A feature length narrative in the backdrop of real event and the characters are inspired from true life. Filmed at the real location of world's largest refugee camp Kutupalong, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.
Jordi the electrician is heartbroken, the woman he loves in his hometown in rural
Mallorca doesn´t want him. The three elves are forced to interrupt their beach
vacation to helpealize the true nature of their relationship only after marriage separates them.
A Walnut Tree (2015)
Directed by: Ammar Aziz
1h 22min | Documentary Film | 21 November 2015 | Pakistan
An elderly man living in the Jalozai refugee camp feels desperately nostalgic and longs to go home. A grandfather, poet and former teacher, he finds himself internally displaced as a result of the ongoing conflict between the Pakistani Army and the Taliban. Life inside the camp is no life at all—it’s a place where people cease to be human beings and become stories instead. This man tells his story over and over again to stay intact and pierce his numbing loss. He “left himself behind” and so is torn between the past, the insecure present and the bleak future. As he struggles to decide whether to leave his family and risk returning to his distant homeland, he must confront the prospect that home may no longer exist in physical space and may now be only a place of make-believe, a mirage in his mind.
Windfall of Grace (2020)
Directed by: Japna Tulsi
2h 10min | Documentary, Spiritual | Unreleased | India
Sri Baba Neem Karoli Maharaj (1900-1973) was a wandering mystic, an avadhoota, a siddha -- an exalted bhakti saint of the highest stature who chose to love and laugh amidst ordinary people and like this elevate their lives. The film explores the enigma that Neem Karoli Baba (Maharajji) was and continues to be, as it journeys across places saturated in his aura, meeting people who inexorably emanate his fragrance, and in this way hopes to facilitate his darshan – an experience of his presence.
Through candid narratives by a potpourri of devotees and an eclectic mix of kirtan, the film hopes to offer a peak into the potency of his love; the eccentricities of his being, the perplexity of his alchemy; and perhaps a glimpse of how the sublime blows out of the mundane.
The film simultaneously ends up reflecting the inexpressible simplicity and faith among the majority of India’s rural populace as it travels across Maharajjis’ temples in the Himalayas down to villages in India’s heartland and better known pilgrimage towns like Vrindavan and Allahabad.
Directed by: Vishal Bhardwaj
2h 14min | Action , Comedy , Drama | 28 September 2018 | India
Based on Charan Singh Pathik's short story Do Behnein, Pataakha narrates the story of two feuding sisters who realize the true nature of their relationship only after marriage separates them.
Directed by: Sakib Sonet
2h 10 min | Drama | 5 June 2019 | Bangladesh
The only influential family in the Rastarkhil area is the Talukdar
family. This talukdar is involved in the internal and external story of the
family. A nolak of hereditary heritage. From time immemorial, the elder wife of
the house is welcomed with this nolak and is protected by the person in charge.
It started raining heavily. The body was taken in the car in the rain.
The nolak of the traditional talukdar's house started chirping ashes floated
inside the Dhambas pile in the pouring rain. The car started moving with the
body. Everyone in the talukdar's house started running after the car like
crazy. The little talukdar also runs like crazy behind the car. The mud fell on
Nolak under the pressure of his feet.
Jhalki ... A Different Childhood (2019)
1h 42 min | Social | 14 November 2019 | India
Directed by: Brahmanand S Singh
Social Thriller | 14 November 2019 | India
Inspired by true events, with a backdrop of human-trafficking and child-labour, Jhalki is a atypical thriller of hope, courage, self-belief and perseverance, seen through the eyes of a 9 year-old girl, who will not stop anywhere short of triumph.
Thanha Rathi Ranga (2014)
Directed by: Nilendra Deshapriya
1h 35min | Drama | 17 October 2014 | Sri Lanka
Three friends embark on a journey to a land that was once forbidden but a sudden encounter forces them to return to yet another land of turmoil and terror.
Alpha Adimai (2020)
Directed by: Jinovi
1h 28min | Tamil, Drama | 2020 | India
It is about a youngster who works as a labour to a weed peddler, raises
to a position of king-pin overnight, using a suddenly struck crisis to his boss
and his clients, who are 2 young men.
Directed by: Nandita Das
1h 52min | Biography , Drama | 21 September 2018 | India
The film is a biographical account of writer Saadat Hasan Manto's life and is set in 1940s India.
Maya The Lost Mother (2019)
Directed by: Masud Pothik
1h 50min | Drama | 27 December 2019 | Bangladesh
Maya contain the story of war children who are
struggling with their identity and the past of their mothers, Biranganas
Motorcycle Girl (2018)
Directed by: Adnan Sarwar
2h 1min | Biography | 20 April 2018 | Pakistan
Based on the boundary-breaking motorcycle journeys of Zenith Irfan who, at 20 years of age, is the first Pakistani woman to have made a solo motorcycle journey through the northern regions of the country.
3rd Stanza (2020)
Directed by: Tarun Wadhwa
40min | Drama | India
Three meetings, Two unlikely individuals,
One poem. 3rd Stanza is a story of two unlikely individuals who are attracted
to each other but are hesitant even in this day and age of communication. It’s
a contemporary story that reflects the dynamics of modern relationships, where
calculations, uncertainties and insecurities take up more space then love
Directed by: Jami
1h 40min | Drama | 14 August 2015 | Pakistan
After the death of the family's matriarch, her husband and son must confront not only the corruption in society around them but the corruption within themselves.
Ho Mann Jahaan (2015)
Directed by: Asim Raza
2h 50min | Drama , Musical | 1 January 2016 | Pakistan
The film is a reflection of the struggle between individuals seeking to exercise free will but also attracted to conformity.
Directed by: Snehasis Das
Drama | 2019 | India
The Oriya-language film centres on Kokoli and her boyfriend, who sets out to build a wall to keep towering waves from destroying and uprooting his village - a task he must succeed at in order to win her mother’s approval.
A Cup Of Coffee (2019)
Directed by: Harsh Narayan
18 min | Romantic Drama | Short Film | India
Can a cup of coffee be shared by two complete strangers?