Vakratunda Swaha

    January 01, 2010 · Short Films

    In 1997, I filmed a sequence - a friend immersing an idol of Ganesha at Chowpati beach, Bombay on the last day of the Ganapati festival. A year later, he committed suicide. After twelve years, I completed the film. Using his footage as the leitmotif, this film is a requiem to a dead friend.   

     

    Credits

    Directed, Produced & Written by: Ashish Avikunthak 

    Cast: Girish Dahiwale, Debu Pramanik, Ashish Avikunthak,

    Swapan Pramanik, Radhika Apte

    Cinematography: Setu, Manoj Peter, Indranil Mukherjee,

    Lalit Tiwari, Praveen K. Bangari, Arindam Bhattacharjee,

    Anirudh Garbyal

    Sound: Preetam Das

    Editing: Pankaj Rishi Kumar

    Associate Director: Moloy Mukherjee

    Selected Screenings

    2015        Apeejay Arts Gallery, New Delhi

    2014        Plan9, Gallery Fotografic, Prague

    2014        Rice University Chao Film Festival, Houston

    2014        Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait

    2012        You Don’t Belong: Pasts and Futures of Indian Cinema, Hong Kong

    2012        Modern Monsters / Death and Life of Fiction, Taipei Biennial 2012

    2011        Human Frames, Kunst-im-Tunnel, Düsseldorf

    2011        Video in Progress 4: Feelings of Distress, Kolektiva, Ljubljana

    2011        You Don’t Belong: Pasts and Futures of Indian Cinema, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou & Kunming

    2011        Generation in Transition. New Art from India, Zacheta National Gallery for Art, Warsaw

    2011        Paris-Delhi-Bombay, Centre George Pompidou, Paris

    2011        Rotterdam International Film Festival

    2010        Jordon International Film Festival

    2010        Hamburg International Short Film Festival

    2010        Gallery Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai