Mumbai: ANTARDRISHTI – Man with the Binoculars, directed by Rima Das has been selected as the official entry for the India Story section at the 18th Jio MAMI 2016.
The movie evocatively conveys the routine life of a retired geography teacher residing in a small village in Assam, India who dreamt of traveling the world with his wife in his younger days, but never had the time or the money. Now he spends his days cycling long distances to buy newspapers that he files for the youth of the village, remembering his deceased wife, taking care of his daughter, son and extended family of his brother who he lost few years ago. However, being the patriarch of the family is not something that sits easily on him. His banal life turns upside down when his musician son comes for a visit and gifts him a pair of binoculars.
The film observes its diverse characters with a placid objectivity and tellingly conveys scenic beauty and the intrinsic lifestyles of Assam’s countryside.
ANTARDRISHTI – Man with the Binoculars will be screened at 18th Jio MAMI 2016 on 24th Oct at 7 pm at PVR Cinemas (Phoenix, Lower Parel) and 27th Oct at 7.30 pm at PVR Cinemas (Andheri West)
ANTARDRISHTI has also been selected under “First Features Competition” at the TALLINN Black Nights Film Festival 2016. ANTARDRISHTI – Man with the Binoculars is the only Indian film chosen this year for screening at the festival. It is the first time an Indian regional Assamese film has been selected for the festival.
Previous Indian films selected for TALLINN Black Nights Film Festival include, Margarita With A Straw (2014) and Love (2015)