Indian films and filmmakers are undoubtedly making their mark globally. After blockbuster hit Dangal being released in China, National award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar‘s short film Mumbai Mist had its premiere earlier yesterday at the BRICS film festival in Chengdu, China and witnessed an incredible response.
The film, themed on “where has the time gone” has a unique storyline of a bond shared between an old man and an orphan rag picker.
On the premier, the film received a standing ovation and performance by actor Anu Kapoor as well as child artist has been appreciated by all.
Madhur Bhandarkar, having a soft corner for Bollywood classics of the 70’s era has even used the song ‘Awaara Hun’ from Raj Kapoor’s film and that certainly worked as a cherry on the cake making audiences nostalgic.
The film was part of “The Magnificent Five—Directors Collaboration Project for the BRICS Film Festival” where Bhandarkar represented India, alongside globally-feted storytellers, Brazilian Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries fame), Chinese director-screenwriter Jia Zhangke, Russian storyteller Aleksey Fedorchenko and South African filmmaker Jahmil XT Qubeka.
Mumbai Mist will see its theatrical release in China in September followed by other countries.