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White Feather Arthouse & Next Gen Films announce release dates

March 13, 2010 09:39:56 AM IST
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Sanjay Gupta known for his cutting edge cinema and the brain behind White feather Films now treads a new path and is launching his new brand White feather Arthouse Films. He is signaling off this journey with two films that are slated to chart new territories in the realm of `new age sensibility' movies. The two films are THE GREAT INDIAN BUTTERFLY and PANKH.

The first film to be released is THE GREAT INDIAN BUTTERFLY that releases on the 26th of March, 2010. Directed by Sarthak Dasgupta, the film stars Aamir Bashir, Sandhya Mridul, Koel Purie and Barry John. The film from the house has already been invited to prestigious film festivals like the Indo-America Arts Council Film Festival and the River to River, Florence Indian Film Festival, which is the first festival in the world to devote entirely to films from and about India. THE GREAT INDIAN BUTTERFLY is about a young couple searching for a mystical butterfly that brings peace, love, luck and happiness. Even though a simple story, the film recounts the complexities of a changing India. Says Sarthak Dasgupta, "We have made a difference in the world through the power of our ideas. The film tries to capture that unique Indian spirit. It's not esoteric and complex. It's a simple story of discovery in present day India."

With PANKH, which releases on the 2nd of April they set out to present trailblazing movies. This film pushes the envelope so far that it has torn it open. It has already generated a raging controversy in the media. The film stars Bipasha Basu, Mahesh Manjrekar, Lillette Dubey, Ronit Roy, Sanjeeda Sheikh and introduces two new kids Maradona Rebello and Amit Purohit. It is directed by Sudipto Chattopadhyay, a national award winning director. The film is a heart rendering tale of the plight of a young man with a traumatic past. It reveals the sordid reality of gender confusion within a dramatic and controversial context. The film is about a young boy who plays girls' role on screen. Says Sudipto," This was a story that needed telling. It is a film that will touch every sensitive soul. PANKH is Bollywood's wildest take so far."

The spokesperson of White Feather Films Mr. Gautam Kohli says, "We are happy that 'White Feather Arthouse Films' & 'Next Gen Films' are releasing THE GREAT INDIAN BUTTERFLY on the 26th March and PANKH on the 2nd April. While TGIB is a realistic, highly relatable take on an urban relationship & has been critically acclaimed & celebrated in over 12 International Film Festivals than PANKH is shocking, provocative film with a powerful script with & exciting cast."