MONSOON SHOOTOUT

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Directed by: Amit Kumar 2013 | 88 min.

Section: Spotlight on India

Premiere: Hawaii


Synopsis

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MONSOON SHOOTOUT marks the emergence of a striking new talent on the Indian film scene. Amit Kumar's debut feature is a taut thriller exploring police violence, corruption and the moral quandary facing an idealistic rookie cop. Depicting an India in which extrajudicial murders by the police are commonplace, Kumar takes one of these “encounters” as the starting point for a compact and riveting ride through Mumbai's underworld. As heavy monsoon rains lash the city's badlands, Adi (Vijay Verma), an enthusiastic cop out on his first assignment, faces a life-altering moment when he must decide whether to shoot or not.

MONSOON SHOOTOUT then presents three scenarios with very different repercussions for each possible decision Adi could make, taking Adi on a journey that pits him against a system that demands a compromise of his morals. Inventive, full of energy and a breakout in India’s nouveau crime genre, the film strikes a balance between stylish visuals and narrative sophistication. The critically acclaimed film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

Screenings

Friday, October 18 9:00 PM Dole Cannery F Date Passed
Sunday, October 20 11:15 AM Dole Cannery C Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Amit Kumar
Screenwriter Amit Kumar
Producer Trevor Ingman, Guneet Mona, Martjin De Grunt
Co-Producer Anurag Kashyap, Arun Rangachari
Executive Producer Asif Kapadia, Gitika Aggarwal, Lee Stone, Shahnaab Alam
Cast Tannishtha Chatterjee, Sreejita De, Farhan Mohammad Hanif Shaikh, Irawati Harshe Mayadev, Neeraj Kabi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Geetanjali Thapa, Vijay Verma
Cinematographer Rajeev Ravi
Production Designer Mayur Sharma
Editor Ewa Lind, Atanu Mukherjee
Music Composer Gingger Shankar