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A Billion Colour Story

A daring and moving story about an inspirational schoolboy who aims to restore his parents’ belief in themselves and in the Indian nation.

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Dir-Scr N. Padmakumar
Prod N. Padmakumar, Satish Kaushik
With Gaurav Sharma, Vasuki, Dhruva Padmakumar
India 2016
Prod Co The Satish Kaushik Entertainment, The Open Iris

These members of the filmmaking team are expected to attend the festival:

Satish Kaushik, Producer; Padmakumar Narasimhamurthy, Director; Dhruva Padmakumar, Lead Cast; Vasuki Sunkavalli, Lead Cast

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In this daring and eloquent feature debut, we are introduced to Hari Aziz – possibly the coolest 11-year-old on the planet. He lives in Mumbai and is a member of the internet generation whose outlook is global, curious and sensitive to the nuances of cultural difference. Hari’s father Imran Aziz is Muslim by birth, but untethered by religion, as is his Hindu mother Parvati. They’re inspirational parents who are struggling to make their first feature film. Imran is firmly focused on the belief that India is an incredible country that will always overcome its differences, but as mum and dad run into financial problems with their film, the family has to downsize to rented apartments and soon come face-to-face with an onslaught of religious prejudices and corruption. As his disillusioned parents discuss whether to stay in the country they love or leave, Hari hatches his own secret plan to save the day.

Cary Rajinder Sawhney

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Billion Colour Story a Family in Bed

Billion Colour Story a Portrait

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