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Adda: Calcutta, Kolkata

[Documentary, 52 minutes]

A day in the life of the city of Calcutta (or Kolkata)
A quirky, intimate portrait of the city, its people and its culture of never-ending conversations or “adda”s

A film by Surjo Deb and Ranjan Palit

Camera by Sunny Banerjee

Edited by Tarun Bhartiya

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Red Juice TV Blood is about a group of film students from Calcutta who are making their final year thesis film. On the last night of the shoot, a minor catastrophe occurs on set - they run out of fake blood while shooting the climactic murder scene.

Now, with their main actor scheduled to leave town the next morning, they are forced to go blood-hunting across the city at night. The comically desperate plight of the characters is contrasted by a languid camera that follows them around as they get embroiled in a mad night-long adventure.

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A scene from my short film TWISTED, BITTER

A zany satire on how Indian filmmakers are constantly plagiarizing from Hollywood. It tells the story of a director and his crew as they go on a wild goose chase to retrieve a can of stolen film reels and the discoveries they make along the way.

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TWISTED, BITTER

A zany satire on how Indian filmmakers are constantly plagiarizing from Hollywood. It tells the story of a director and his crew as they go on a wild goose chase to retrieve a stolen can of film reels and the discoveries they make along the way.

  • International Film Festival of India, Goa 2010
  • 49th Golden Knight Malta International Film Festival, 2010
  • Brussels Short Film Festival, 2011 ¬†