After Festival Premiere, Barah by Barah to Release in Theatres

The film is written and directed by Gaurav Madan
After Festival Premiere, Barah by Barah to Release in Theatres
After Festival Premiere, Barah by Barah to Release in Theatres

Barah by Barah, Harish Khanna’s next, with Gyanendra Tripathi & Geetika Vidya Ohlyan, set for a summer 2024 release. The film is shot on 16mm film, set in the heart of Varanasi offering a unique, striking perspective through the lens of the only living death photographer in the ancient city.

It had its World/India premiere at IFFK, Kerala and International premiere at the Shanghai International Film Festival. It has won top awards at various film festivals including the FIPRESCI India (Grand Prix, Best Film), Pune International Film Festival (Best Director) and Diorama IFF (Best Indian Feature Film). The film has a powerhouse star cast, including Gyanendra Tripathi (TVF’s Half CA), Geetika Vidya Ohlyan (Netflix’s Soni), Harish Khanna (Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s 12th Fail), Bhumika Dube (Motichoor Chaknachoor, Your honor), Akash Sinha and others.

"I hail from a small town called Jagadhri in Haryana. My parents had to let go of our ancestral home because the government decided to widen the adjacent highway. The house was razed in front of my eyes and we had to migrate to a drab housing colony. Now, the entire town looks listless, like a big city clone. Progress is vital, of course, but there's a part of me that misses the old town charm and sense of nostalgia. This film is a personal story, one I believe will resonate with anyone grappling with change, told through the lens of a novel protagonist” writer-director Gaurav Madan said in a statement.

Barah by Barah is written by Gaurav Madan and Sunny Lahiri and directed by Madan. It is produced and presented by Jignesh Patel's Amdavaad Pictures, an acclaimed production house based out of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The film will be theatrically released, pan-India, on May 24 by Shiladitya Bora’s Platoon Distribution (Sir, Court, Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Ja Riya Hoon).

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