Madhur Bhandarkar’s latest short film ‘Mumbai Mist’ had its screening at BRICS Film Festival in China on 22 June. ‘Mumbai Mist’ is a national award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar’s movie who has given us realistic and hard- hitting films like ‘Chandni Bar’, ‘Page 3’ and ‘Fashion’. The movie stars Annu Kapoor and child artist Devrath Mudgal. Apart from the above mentioned leads, the film also stars Parvin Dabas, Jonita Doda and Jitin Sippy. The film was shot over a period of five days in certain South Mumbai locations. See the poster here:
Mumbai Mist is part of the collaboration between five filmmakers from five countries coming together to make five short films each of which will be 18 minutes in duration. The films have been made on a common theme which is “Where has time gone?”. The other filmmakers who are part of this collaboration are Walter Salles of The Motorcycle Diaries fame from Brazil, Aleksey Fedorchenko from Russia, Jahmil X. T. Qubeka from South Africa, and Jia Zhangke from China.
The film revolves around the story of an upper middle class man (Annu Kapoor) who becomes friends with a 11-year-old ragpicker who is an orphan (Devrath Mudgil) and highlights the beautiful bond that they come to share. This emotional tale is sure to tug at your heart-strings and make you smile as well as cry.
Chinese director Jia Zhangke is the executive producer who has put all 5 short films on the same theme, together to make a feature film that will be premiered in Chengdu, China, while it will see theatrical release in China in September followed by other countries.
Madhur Bhandarkar who is a huge Raj Kapoor fan, has gone ahead and used the veteran’s song ‘Awaara Hoon’ in the background score of an important scene in the film. This is the director’s tribute to the original showman of Hindi films. This one is sure to watch out for.