Traditional Indian Gala & “Ventilator” Screening


Indiana Historical Society Fri, Aug 18, 2017 6:30 PM
Film Info
Film Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2016
Runtime:143 min
Premiere Status:U.S. Premiere
Production Country:INDIA
Original Language:Marathi
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Rajesh Mapuskar
Cast:Jitendra Joshi
Raja Bapa
Ashutosh Gowarikar
Sanjeev Shah
Producer(s):Priyanka Chopra
Purple Pebble Pictures


***SOLD OUT***

Join Heartland Film for the headlining event of the Cultural Journey: India weekend featuring a traditional dance performance, Indian food tastings from local restaurants, and a screening of the film Ventilator at the Indiana Historical Society.  

5:45 pm – 6:30 pm
Exclusive VIP Pass holder reception featuring:
Traditional Indian welcome ceremony and Kathak dance performance by Anandita Sen
Delicious food tastings from local Indian restaurants
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Traditional Indian Gala featuring:
Food tastings from local Indian restaurants
Traditional Indian Veena music played by Shreemala Murphy
Traditional Indian dance vignettes and a live performance from Gregory Hancock Dance Theater as well as dancing from Aparna Satheesan Kuchipudi
Complimentary open bar
8:00 pm
Ventilator screening
Film Synopsis: Every year, the occasion of ‘Ganesh Utsav’ mobilizes the large Kamerkar clan as the one festival they religiously celebrate because of ancestral tradition. The arrival of their Ganpati idols is a mere three days away,  but the news of the critical condition of Gajanan Kaka in Mumbai brings their preparations to a sudden halt. Gajanan Kaka has played a pivotal role in overseeing the family affairs and his condition dampens the preparatory spirit of the festival.
Gajanan Kaka is put on a ventilator and slowly the family members gather at the hospital.  His son, his sister and some close family members refuse to accept the truth about his illness. Another family member, Raja (RK) -  the ‘pride’ of the clan -  arrives and galvanizes the family because he has become a successful Bollywood director. Even in such a somber moment, the lure of Bollywood calls loud and clear! In the midst of the chaos, it is Dada, the most sensible one, who relentlessly brings the gravity of the situation to the fore.


Awards from other festivals:
New York Indian Film Festival, 2017
       Best Director: Rajesh Mapuskar
       Best Editing
       Best Recordist for final Sound Track
Indian National Film Awards, 2017
       Best Director: Rajesh Mapuskar
       Best Editing
       Best Sound Mix