Pankh (2010)

Pankh (2010)
Country: India
Release Year: 2010
Director: Sudipto Chattopadhyay
Writer: Sudipto Chattopadhyay
Language: Hindi
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 96 min
Cast:Maradona Rebello, Raj Magnani
Sanjeeda Sheikh, Bipasha Basu
Studio:Eros International
Magic Works, Next Gen Films
White Feather Arthouse Films
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PANKH Director's take: Cinema within cinema has always fascinated filmmakers all across the globe. The film industry of each country has characteristics peculiar to their culture. That is what distinguishes them, makes them intriguing and anecdotes associated with each industry in a specific cultural context naturally lend themselves to interesting tales. The story of Baby Kusum is such an intriguing and horrifying tale. It is a story about life imitating art in a grotesque and bizarre way. This film seeks to probe into the mechanism that operates behind the creation of dreams. It highlights a phenomenon that was peculiar and exclusive to the Indian film industry--- the practise of casting children in roles opposite to their natural genders. We have had many instances of young girls being cast as boys in films and vice versa. Their screen names used to be changed to suit the gender they were playing on screen...

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