Wednesday, 28 March 2007

March 28th - Nishikant Kamat's "DOMBIVLI FAST"

Dombivli Fast (2005)

Runtime: 1 hour 50 minutes

- Winner of the “Sant Tukaram Puraskar”, Pune International Film Festival, 2006
- Winner of the Jury Prize at the 4th Indian Film Festival, Los Angeles
- 4 stars, the New York Times

A remarkable film about an otherwise ordinary man who does something extraordinary. Madhav Apte, as a typical middle class Mumbaikar, faces corruption at every point in his life. He cracks in the end and goes on a rampage, cracking down on wrongdoers wherever he can find them. A tragic film, too, not because of how the story goes, but because of the context in which it is set. Sandeep Kulkarni gives a powerful performance as the lead character. The editing is sophisticated and evokes the busy feel of a city.

About the director: Nishikant Kamat started out with TV serials. He also wrote the screenplay for Neha Dupia’s Julie. This is his first outing as a movie director. He is presently molding Dombivli Fast into a Tamil version, Evano Oruvan, featuring the actor Madhavan and a Chennai setting.

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