Mehsampur

(Punjabi/Hindi/2018/98 mins)  Kabir Chowdhry

21-May-2019 | 08:30 PM | The Stein Auditorium

Synopsis: Filmmaker Devrath is on a mission to make a film about the lives and assassination of a controversial and legendary singing duo, whose often bawdy songs about village life and Punjabi culture found both keen admirers and vicious detractors. Devrath is panicked when he discovers that another film crew, with far greater resources than his, is also making a film on the folk-singers. Along the way, Devrath encounters an actual band member who survived the attack, and an aspiring actress, and together the three head to Mehsampur, the site of the assassination. With some of Chamkila and Amarjot’s associates playing versions of themselves, this provocative and sexually explicit film cleverly blurs the line between fiction and reality.

Cast: Navjot Randhawa , Devrath Joshi,Lal Chand ,Surinder Sonia, Kesar Singh Tikki, Jagjeet Sandhu

Cinematography: Rahat Mahajan, Devrath Joshi, Kabir Chowdhry

Editing: Sreejith Karnavar

Writer: Akshay Singh

Sound: Gautam Nair

Producer: Akshay Singh, Kabir Singh Chowdhry

Director Bio: Kabir Chowdhry is a multi-disciplinary artist and filmmaker. He was the creative producer of the award winning Mukti Bhawan (2016) that world premiered at the Venice Film Festival. In 2007, he won the Passion for Cinema award for his short Dolly. His 42-minute short, Good Morning, won the Grand Jury Award at the 2011 South Asian International Film Festival in New York. He was awarded the HT Youth Icon Award for young achievers in North India. Mehsampur is his debut feature film.

Reviews: https://www.firstpost.com/entertainment/mehsampur-movie-review-a-playful-anarchic-film-on-iconic-punjabi-folk-singer-amar-singh-chamkilas-death-5444911.html

Age Limit: A

Festivals & Awards: World Premiere, Sydney Film Festival 2018 |London Indian Film Festival 2018 |Melbourne Indian Film Festival 2018 | Jio Mami 2018 (Grand Jury Winner - India Gold)