Mayadweep (An Island of Illusion)

(Hindi /2019/19 mins)  Chandan Sen

23-May-2019 | | The Gulmohar hall

Synopsis: ‘Mayadweep (An Island of Illusion)’ chronicles the diverse set of circumstances that resulted in the institution of the iconic Bikaner Gang Canal in the Western Indian region of Rajasthan. The film then diagnoses a context in the present-day that parallels the events of its early twentieth-century recollection. It therefore establishes a legacy of aristocratic apathy, the suffering it yields, and the social upheaval that results. The film attempts to mimic the spiritual, visual, and aural landscape of the site of its central events; the desert. In this, it affects a deliberate sparseness to simulate existence inside a vast, grotesque chamber, where a thousand legends travel on the wind, and where ghosts of a distant past whisper into the ears of the ones who are alert to their lament.

Cast: Gurbal Pal Singh Sandhu / Hetram Beniwal / Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal

Cinematography: Anand Bansal

Editing: Anuj Malhotra

Writer: Anuj Malhotra & Chandan Sen

Sound: Anuj Malhotra & Amet Vikram Bhandari

Producer: Vaibhav Sharma (Seema Sandesh)

Director Bio: Chandan Sen is a scholar graduate in Mass Communication from Amity University, Noida, India and a Post Graduate (Associates Degree) in Filmmaking, Direction(Gold Medalist) from Whistling Woods International, Mumbai, India. In the last four years of his work in the field of cinema (majorly Bollywood per se), he has actively collaborated with leading filmmakers of the country in various major roles.

Age Limit: U