Archive of films R(evolution) / R(evolution)
2007, 80 min
Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
This independent Indian debut will captivate audiences with its sunny location in a tranquil bay. There, the emotionally and existentially wounded protagonists find a new will to live through healthily exaggerated dialogues about life and the universe, in which Eastern and Western philosophies blend with science and a predilection for Frisbee playing.
This independent Indian debut is a film whose story tells of the death of a loved one and takes its characters along a path which will ultimately enable them to grasp the meaning of human existence and the universe as a whole. The tormented protagonist searches for the meaning of life in books. In one that he buys in a bazaar, he finds a marked passage that paints a precise picture of his situation. The address of the book’s previous owner is written inside and the hero sets out to find him. He turns out to be the equable owner of a restaurant situated on a sunny beach in the middle of a captivatingly serene bay, who tells him that he was not the one who marked the passage. The film follows the journey of the book and its role in the lives of several people, tracing the way in which human destinies are bound together in time and space. Like the dialogues which abound in healthy insight and light spontaneity, it sees the Frisbee as a symbol of meditative reflection and offers alternative views of life, evolution, religion and also the tsunami catastrophe.
About the director
Mustafa Zaveri studied film in the USA at Texas Christian University. His place of study evidently influenced his view of the world, and the opportunity to confront the philosophical and religious attitudes of his native India with Christianity is strongly projected into the ideas for his independent directorial debut R(evolution), which Zaveri wrote, directed and produced himself; money for the film was borrowed from his friends and family. He also plays the free-thinking, philosophising mentor whom the main protagonist meets in the film. He thus literally represents himself within the story as the writer conveying his own thoughts and opinions to others via his work.
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Section:||Forum of Independents - Competition|
|Dir. of Photography:||Prashant Rai|
|Cast:||Mustafa Zaveri, Anand Tiwari, Faezeh Jalali, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Avantika Akerkar|
Film Director / Producer