Prahsant Bhargava’s beautiful in look, story and message film Patang stars Seema Biswas, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sugandha Garg, Mukund, Shukla, Aakash Maherya, and Hamid Shaikh. Seven years in the making, the film has been appreciated the world over winning awards and acclaim at prestigious film festivals across the globe including:Berlin Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Jerusalem Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Hong Kong Asian Film Festival, Philadelphia International Film Festival, Geneva International Film Festival, Patang also won The Best Narrative Feature at both The Hawaii International Film Festival and DC APA Film Festival. Now the colorful and vibrant motion picture Patang will have its theatrical release on June 15 in the US.
Patang was recently an official selection at Roger Ebert’s film festival Ebertfest and about the film he said, “The storytelling is effortlessly made part of the hypnotically beautiful visuals, and woven into a kaleidoscope of colors, faces, music and a little romance. Bhargava is masterful in the way he allows his story to emerge from his mosaic, instead of spelling it out by the numbers. Evokes the old and new Indias side by side as well as I’ve seen done.”
We found this quote on Facebook by Ruchi Bhimani, Assistant Director + Assistant Editor of Patang, which we thought explained how many who worked on this beautiful film felt, “”Patang, to me, is the craziness of making a film with sheer love, in a way I never could have expected or imagined. I hope it touches all who experience it… just as it has the people who helped make it. Ahmedabad ka Pyaar & so much more…”
We had some fabulous conversations about Patang with director Prashant Bhargava, Seema Biswas, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui and can’t wait to bring you their interviews! So wait and watch for those!
A poetic journey to the old city of Ahmedabad, PATANG weaves together the stories of six people transformed by the energy of India’s largest kite festival. Every year a million kites fill the skies above Ahmedabad – dueling, soaring, tumbling and flying high. When a successful Delhi businessman takes his daughter on a surprise trip back to his childhood home for the festival, an entire family has to confront its own fractured past and fragile dreams.
Music and fireworks, food and laughter, a kaleidoscope of color and light, the magic of the kite flying high – a traditional recipe of healing and renewal. With naturalistic performances from actors and non-actors alike, bold, lyrical editing, vibrant cinematography and a kinetic score, PATANG delights the senses and nourishes the spirit.
Check out the new poster and the trailer!