The award winning documentary KATIYABAAZ is all set to bring forth the reality of the power crises in Kanpur on 22nd August, 2014. Before its release, we list five reasons why this documentary should not be missed.
Phantom Films, who is presenting the film has joined hands with Globalistan Films to venture into the alternate content space through KATIYABAAZ. Produced and directed by Deepti Kakkar & Fahad Mustafa, the film stars Loha Singh, Ritu Maheshwari & others.
Award winning documentary
A documentary which has already got an award definitely cannot be missed! KATIYABAAZ bagged the National Film Award for the Best Investigative Film. It also won the top award in the India Gold competition at the Mumbai Film Festival last October.
Presented by Phantom Films
Phantom Films and Anurag Kashyap are synonymous with unconventional cinema. Films that have few or no takers can find support and encouragement from Phantom Films. They came in support of KATIYABAAZ and now are presenting the film.
Music by Rahul Ram & Amit Kilam from Indian Ocean
The soothing music of Indian Ocean is loved by one and all! Totally folk based, the composition of ‘Kanpoora’ entertains thoroughly.
Based on reality
KATIYABAAZ is a documentary film about electrical supply in Kanpur. It is a city which suffers from power cuts that last up to 15 hours and has a population of about 3 million people.
Real life characters
Being a documentary based on reality, real life characters are just apt for the film. It stars Loha Singh, a 28-year-old electrician living in Kanpur. He is a robin-hood figure who steals electricity and charges the rich to provide free connections in impoverished neighborhoods. In the face of day-long power-cuts, he runs illegal connections from one neighborhood to another so that homes, factories and businesses can function normally.
On the other hand, Ritu Maheshwari, the first female chief and new to the Kanpur Electricity Supply Company (KESCO), is working on a mission to eliminate powerlessness. Electricity-theft accounts for nearly 30 percent of all losses to KESCO, aggravating the crisis, and Ritu has constituted a new task force to tackle this miscreancy.