The Golden Bird (film)

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The Golden Bird
Directed by Amit Dutta
Produced by Pranav Ashar
Written by Amit Dutta
Starring Nitin Goel
Cinematography Prahlad Gopakumar
Release dates
  • 1 September 2011 (2011-09-01) (Venice)
Running time 55 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

The Golden Bird (Hindi: Sonchidi) is a 2011 Indian science fiction film directed by Amit Dutta. It was screened at the 68th Venice International Film Festival.[1][2]


The film was picked up to be produced by Enlighten Entertainment, a leading producer in alternative and art-house cinema. Pranav Ashar, founder of the company stated was looking for films which could represent his vision in art-house Indian cinema and came across Amit Dutta. Ashar stated, "When we sought to look for a filmmaker whose work we could assist in producing, our natural choice was Amit Dutta. For us, he is one of India’s leading art house filmmaker and therefore, an obvious choice." Enlighten presented Dutta's film at the 68th Venice International Film Festival in the Orizzonti section which showcases "new trends in world cinema".



The film was released for free on Cineoo, a website owned by Enlighten India.[3] This is the second film to be released on Cineoo for free after Anand Gandhi's Ship of Theseus.[4]


  1. ^ Smith, Ian Hayden (2012). International Film Guide 2012. p. 141. ISBN 978-1908215017. 
  2. ^ "Two Indian films selected at 68th Venice International Film Festival". businessofcinema. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
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