India, 2012, 117 Minute Running Time
North American Premiere
Topics: Art/Architecture/Film, Black Comedy
Program: World Cinema Now
Language: Hindustani English Sub-Titles
Film fanatic Sunny (Sharib Hashmi) is dying to act but gets turned down at every turn. A friend suggests that he takes a job as an assistant director instead and he goes on assignment with an American crew shooting a commercial in a remote area of Rajasthan near the Pakistani border.
Mistaken for an American, he is kidnapped by a terrorist group and spirited to a Pakistani border village. When the inept terrorists discover their mistake, they decide to keep him hostage even though he is “not worth a sparrow’s fart”. The house where he is detained belongs to a Pakistani who smuggles pirated DVDs from India. Immediately, they find a common passion – Hindi films.
In this touching comedy, the outgoing and charming Sunny gets to be the actor he always wanted to be - acting scenes from Bollywood films for the delight of the local villagers.
An irrepressible optimist, he easily breaks down barriers having found a common language: the love of movies. But will that help him get back home?
Director Nitin Kakkar expected to attend both screenings
DIRECTOR: Nitin Kakkar
Producer: Subhash Choudhary, Shaila Tanna
Editor: Sachindra Vats
Screenwriter: Nitin Kakkar
Cinematographer: Subhransu Das
Music: Arijit Datta, Urvi Ashar, Shipra Rawal
Principal Cast: Sharib Hashmi, Inaamulhaq, Kumud Mishra, Gopal Dutt, Sanjay Mehta, Ravi Bhushan, Waseem Khan, Tushar Jha, Saroj Sharma
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: Satellite Pictures