Eli Eli Lama Sabachthani? (film)

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Eli Eli Lama Sabachthani? (English Title: The Forsaken)
Directed byJiju Antony
Produced byKazhcha Chalachithra Vedi
Written byJiju Antony
StarringSanal Aman
Rajshri Deshpande
Kalyanee Mulay
Shwetha Padda
Akanksha Gade
Sudeep Modak
Anil Mani
Amit Singh
Rohan Singh
Yash Bhosle
Adnan Khan
Pankaj Raj Yadav
Monika Sharma
Vinay Paswan
Music byBasil Joseph
CinematographyPrathap Joseph
Edited bySanal Kumar Sasidharan
Running time
81 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageMarathi, Hindi, English
Budget25Lakhs

Eli Eli Lama Sabachthani? (English Title: The Forsaken) is a multilingual film written and directed by Jiju Antony.[1] It is the second feature film produced by Kazhcha Chalachithra Vedi in association with Niv Art Movies through crowd funding. The film is totally shot in the city of Mumbai using Guerrilla filmmaking techniques.[2] The title is taken from Matthew 27:46.

Synopsis[edit]

Jail authorities take Prashant, a Mumbai taxi driver punished on brutal rape and murder charges, to the gallows. An innocent boy next door became a devil.. Who is to bear the brunt of the blame-game? A dysfunctional society?..Or could it be the mindless churning out of gender stereotypes by a parochial world?[3]

Cast[edit]

  • Mumbai City
  • Sanal Aman
  • Rajshri Deshpande
  • Kalyanee Mulay
  • Shwetha Padda
  • Akanksha Gade
  • Sudeep Modak
  • Pankaj Raj Yadav
  • Monika Sharma
  • Anil Mani
  • Adnan Khan
  • Amit Singh
  • Rohan Singh
  • Yash Bhosle
  • Vinay Paswan

Production[edit]

Eli Eli Lama Sabchthani? is jointly produced by Kazhcha Chalachithra Vedi and Niv Art Movies. The production fund is raised through crowd funding campaigns by Kazhcha Chalachithra Vedi.[4] Bollywood actress Rajshri Deshpande,[5] Sanal Aman, known for his candid performance in the film Unto The Dusk are the leads in the film. Sandeep Kurissery and Jiji P Joseph who are the Kerala State Film Award winners for best location sound recording are doing sound recording.[6] Sanal Kumar Sasidharan who's an award winning director is the editor of the film.

Film Festivals[edit]

The movie was screened in the following film festivals.

  • Mumbai International Film Festival
  • All Lights International Film Festival
  • Chennai International Film Festival
  • Kazhcha-Niv Indie film Fest
  • Bangalore International Film Festival
  • Malabar International Film Festival
  • Thrissur International Film Festival
  • NITTE International Film Festival
  • Habitat Film Festival
  • Pondicherry International Film Festival
  • Dialogue International Film Festival
  • Kolhapur International Film Festival

Awards[edit]

Best Debut Director - All Lights International Film Festival 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rajshri back to Mollywood". Kochi, India: The Times Of India. 3 October 2015.
  2. ^ "പൈസയുണ്ടാക്കാന്‍ വേണ്ടിയല്ല സിനിമ". filmibeat. 15 September 2015.
  3. ^ "New Project". Kazhcha Chalachithra Vedi.
  4. ^ "Eli Eli Lama Sabachthani:A crowd Funded Film". Cinetrooth. 18 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Bollywood hottie Rajshri Despande returns to Mollywood". Mollywood Times. 11 October 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-12-08.
  6. ^ "Resounding success". The Hindu. 21 August 2015.

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