Morchhale, Satyajit Chourasia
Morchhale (Brother Prakhar), Ajay Chourey (Typist), Purva Parag (Mother),
Kuldeep Dubey (Father), Sharad (Biker), Guarav Patel (Police Officer), Pankaj
Mali (Farmer), Sangita Mali (Farmer’s wife), Rajendra Bhatia (Truck Driver),
Arvind (Tempo Driver)
Francis, Farrukh Jaffar, Rohit Sharma
April, 2015 (Showcased at various film festivals worldwide, mentioned later in
give one a reason to think. We are living in a world, where relationships are
turning to be just a formality. The concept of family has evolved (or
de-evolved) from big joint families to nuclear families to ‘nano families’. Relationships
are suffering in this fast paced society. Gone are the days, where a family
used to sit together to have meals. We idolize ‘values’, but are we actually
living any of those ‘family values’? I think, these days, it is the story of
most of the households, where the aging parents have become a liability, the
beautiful relationships between storytelling grandparents and grandchildren are
somewhere lost in the hustle bustle of complexities of life.
|A Still from Barefoot to Goa|
to Goa is the story of two siblings (school kids), who run away from their
house to meet their ailing (and abandoned) grandmother and start their road
trip from Mumbai to Goa to get her back. It explores the nuances of loneliness.
Its subject is both the futility of life and the pointlessness of death. It
also celebrates the innocence of the young, mocks the indifference of the
adults. It also portrays the children’s experience of urban life versus rural
life, the different mindsets, perceptions of people. Reviewers who have seen this
movie at various festivals say that this heart-wrenching story has been
conveyed in minimal words, which definitely creates a strong impact. It is a
mourning of the death of values and beliefs without being mournful. It is a
bright film about sadness.
April, 2015. The best part about release of this indie film (a film by
independent filmmaker) is that lot of Proud Funders (240 people) have contributed
fund through its Proud Funding Campaign so that this movie reaches the theater.
I am sure, this is going to be a meaningful movie with strong social message.
Please block your calendar with its release date.
|Praveen Morchhale (Director)
(Director) has to say:
today’s India with its contradictions. A kaleidoscope of modernity, economic
expansion and traditions.
race of materialistic achievements, aging parents are being ignores and they
are assumed as burden. It might be due to the pressure of city life, space
constraints and economic limitation. All these lead to the disintegration of
the family and old age parents are left to fend on themselves at the fag end of
and international film festivals and continues travelling. The various
festivals, where it participated are as mentioned below:
- Mumbai Film Festival : International Competition Section, October
- Columbian International Film Festival, Bogota: International
Completion Section, 2014
- Chennai International Film Festival: Indian Panorama, December
- Peloponnesian International Film Festival, Greece : International
- Bengaluru International Film Festival: Indian Cinema Competition
- Indian Film Festival of Melbourne: May 2014
- London Indian Film Festival: July 2014
- Indian Film Festival of Hague: October 2014
- Indian Film Festival, Montreal: October 2014
- CMS International Film Festival: May 2014
from all across the globe mainly because of its soulful subject. Many reputed
world cinema critics are comparing it with well known films. Also, it is being
considered by critics in the league of Lunchbox, Ship of Theseus etc.
- Review by Hindustan Times – ex film critic Jugu Abraham on world
cinema blog: “Movies that make you think”
- A UK based magazine has listed “Barefoot to Goa” as one of the
best indie films of 2014 from India along with Ugly, Qissa, Margarita with
a straw, Citylights etc.
- Review by Murtaza Ali – a film critic of world cinema: “Barefoot
to Goa is the crowning jewel of this new avant-garde movement in Hindi”
- Review in Hardnews Magazine
- Review in a blog “Passion for Movies”
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Campaign for this movie.
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- Special Invitation to you (maximum 2 tickets) for film’s special
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to understand how they have shouted about their proud funders before).
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for being this film’s “Proud Volunteer”
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ready to share / promote etc.
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Volunteer or atleast promote the movie in any possible manner and henceforth
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meaningful and soulful movie. I am a Proud Volunteer for Social Media Promotion
Campaign for the film Barefoot to Goa.