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Rati Chakravyuh © Ashish Avikunthak Productions

Rati Chakravyuh

feature by Ashish Avikunthak, 106 min., DCP, Bengali, English ST, India / Germany 2013

On a lunar eclipse midnight, in a desolate temple, six young newlywed couples and a priestess meet after a mass wedding. They sit in a circle and talk. This is their last conversation – an exchange about life, death, beginning, end and everything in between. After a discussion that lasts more than an hour and a half, they commit mass suicide.

Screenplay, Director & Producer:
Ashish Avikunthak
Director of Photography:
Basab Mullick
Dialogue:
Ashish Avikunthak, Sougata Mukherjee
Cast:
Mandira Banerjee, Trisha Barua, Joyraj Bhattacahrya, Saswati Biswas, Sahali Goswami, Mishka Halim, Sharmistha Nag, Suman Nandi, Satakshi Nandi, Kaushik Pan, Supratim Ray, Udvas Roy, Debdip Sen
Sound Design:
Dipankar Chaki, Anirban Sengupta
Costume:
Praduttaya Datta, Manaranjan Paul
Co-Producer:
Kristina Konrad weltfilm GmbH Berlin

Screenings

  • Bombay and Calcutta
    Aicon Gallery, New York, October 2014
    Shanghai Art Biennale November 2014 to March 2015

Press

  • "...a philosophical exploration of craft and concept, history, religion, and the contemporary." ArtSlant
  • "Explores being Indian, being human, and being alive." The Hindu
  • "Avikunthak experiments with the cinematic form, inviting the audience to go through time as it is, instead of the montage-cut narrative cinema we are conditioned to." Indian Express
  • "...self-consciously difficult works that are filmed in a self-consciously beautiful way." ArtReview

 

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