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Peacock Picks – Indian Panorama


Dir: Saibal Mitra


The film is a tribute to two great painters: Benod Behari from Bengal and Mark Rothko from New York. It explores the dilemma about the purpose of art and its commodification. It features the legendary Dhritiman Chatterjee who debuted with Satyajit Ray’s Pratidwandi.

Harikatha Prasanga
Dir: Ananya Kasaravalli

The story revolves around an artiste who plays the woman character in the folk theatre form Yakshagana. It’s the debut feature of Ananya Kasaravalli,; daughter of the veteran filmmaker Girish Kasaravalli.

U Turn
Dir: Pawan Kumar

The Kannada mystery thriller involves a young reporter investigating traffic violations who becomes a suspect in a series of bizarre murders. Director of the famed ‘Lucia’ follows up with an assuring premise in his most preferred genre.

Amdavad Ma Famous
Dir: Hardik Mehta

Set during the kaleidoscopic backdrop of Uttrayan, the kite-flying festival in India, ‘Amdavad Ma Famous’, witnesses the transformation of an 11-year-old Zaid from a boy next door to an aggressive and a passionate kite-runner. The film received the National Award for the Best non-feature film at 63rd National Film Awards for 2015.

Veeram Macbeth
Dir: Jayaraj

Veeram is based on the ballads of North Malabar and narrates the tale about the brave and ambitious Kalarippayattu warrior, Chandu. Based on William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Veeram is the fifth instalment in National award winning director Jayaraj’s Navarasa series.