WION Edge: Debuting in Film Bazaar of International Film Festival of India, these movies from South Asia explore various issues on love, relationships and complexities of life
Film: Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Ja Riya Hoon (Taking The Horse To Eat Jalebis), India
Director: Anamika Haksar
Cast: Raghuvir Yadav, Ravindra Sahu, Lokesh Jain, Gopalan and 400 street people
Plot: The narrative of the film moves captures homeless and migrant communities, from minute to minute changing its space and structure with each unfolding event. The story moves between the real and the dream.
Film: Izahaq: The Smoke on the Altar, India
Director: Charles Kollannoor Chakkunny
Cast: Erick Zacharia, Rajesh Sharma, Gokulan, Rukmani Amma, Krishnan Potty, Manju Sathish
Plot: This film explores the biblical parallel of the 'Abraham and Issac', going to the top of the mountain to offer a sacrifice as per god's instruction.
Film: Matir Projar Deshe, Bangladesh
Director: Imtiaz Ahmed Bijon
Cast: Jayanta Chattopadhyay, Rokeya Prachi, Mahmudur Aninda, Sheuli Aktar, Monir Ahmed Shakil and Chinmoyi Gupta
Plot: The film follows the story of a 10-year-old who loves his carefree life with his mum in rural Bangladesh, until the day his childhood friend and playmate is forced to become a child bride. Isolated and lost, Jamal finds the world a harsh reality when his hopes of getting new friends and attending school collide with his mother's past.
Film: Revelations, India
Director: Vijay Jayapal
Cast: Chetan Kadambi, Lakshmi Priyaa, Chandramouli Anantharaman, Karthik, Arpita Banerjee
Plot: An indie film, the drama revolves around four people from Kolkata. The film features 70 per cent dialogues in Tamil and the rest in English.
Film: The Bioscopewala, India
Director: Deb Medhekar
Cast: Geetanjali Thapa, Tisca Chopra, Brijendra Kala and Adil Hussain
Plot: The film is an extrapolation of the story "Kabuliwala" by Rabindranath Tagore. It is inspired by the characters created by Tagore and begins where he left them in his story.
Film: The Gold-Laden Sheep and The Sacred Mountain, India
Director: Ridham Janve
Plot: The story is about an old shepherd who sets out to find a pilot who crashed near the Sacred Mountain. There are others also in search, but none know how to navigate this forbidden land of cursed desires.