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    A Billion Colour Story

    Directed by N. Padmakumar
    India | 115 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • View Trailer

    A Billion Colour Story

    Directed by N. Padmakumar
    India | 115 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • View Trailer

    A Billion Colour Story

    Directed by N. Padmakumar
    India | 115 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • View Trailer

    A Billion Colour Story

    Directed by N. Padmakumar
    India | 115 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • View Trailer

    A Billion Colour Story

    Directed by N. Padmakumar
    India | 115 minutes | World Cinema Now

A liberal, middle-class, irreligious mixed Muslim-Hindu family gets a rude awakening when they move into a poorer part of Mumbai and encounter religious fundamentalism for the first time. Shot in black and white and told through the idealistic eyes of the family’s smart, 11-year-old son, this is a heart-warmer.

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film synopsis

Like so many nations, India is a land of high ideals and hopes that doesn't always live up to its better nature. That is the learning curve not only for 11-year-old Hari Aziz, but also for his parents, self-declared "Indophiles" and "religion agnostics," who met in film school in Australia but moved back to the land they love. When the funding on their film fizzles, the family is forced to downsize to a cheaper neighborhood, and with the move they find that their religious backgrounds (Imran was born a Muslim, and Parvati a Hindu) suddenly matter to people. A lot.

The masterstroke in writer/director Padmakumar's debut feature is to tell this story of intolerance and fundamentalism through the eyes of a smart, curious and tech-savvy child, a 21st-century kid who embodies the best of a globalized outlook (he's played by the director's son). Shot in black and white, the film was received with a four-minute standing ovation at its European premiere at the London Film Festival in October. Legendary star Shabana Azmi was moved to tweet: "A heartwarming film that celebrates the idea of India & tears at heartstrings. It's a must watch."

film details

Country: India
Year: 2016
Running Time: 115 minutes
Language: English
Subtitles: Yes
Director: N. Padmakumar
Producers: Satish Kaushik, N. Padmakumar
Principal Cast: Gaurav Sharma, Vauka Sunkavalli, Dhruva Padmakumar, Rashmi Somvanshi, Swapnil Ralkar
Cinematographers: N. Padmakumar
Editor: Tathagata Basu Thakur
Screenwriter: N. Padmakumar

guests in attendance

N. Padmakumar – Director

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