Mehsampur

Director: Kabir Singh Chowdhry
Starring: Navjot Randhawa, Devrath Joshi, Lal Chand, Surinder Sonia, Kesar Singh, Tikki, Jagjeet Sandhu
Run time: 96 mins | Recommended Certificate: 15
Language: Punjabi, Hindi, with English subtitles | Year: 2017 | Country: India

Oddball filmmaker Devrath arrives in Punjab to make a movie on the popular folk-singing duo Amar Singh Chamkila and Amarjot Kaur who were assassinated in the village of Mehsampur in 1988. He rescues a wannabe actress from lechers and finds a survivor of the assassination and the three of them go on a trip to Mehsampur. Their journey is a breath-taking ride culminating in an explosive finale. This bold, at times psychedelic, film melds together fiction and documentary and explores narrative structures in a way Indian cinema has never seen before. Prepare to be shell-shocked!

Director

Kabir Singh Chowdhry

KABIR CHOWDHRY is a multi-disciplinary artist and film director. In 2007, he won the ‘Passion for Cinema’ award for his one-minute film, Dolly. His 42-minute film Good Morning received the grand Jury Award for Best Narrative short at the South Asian International Film Festival 2011, in New York. He was awarded the HT Youth Icon Award for young achievers in North India. In December 2012 he participated in India's first collaborative feature film The Last Act.

Film Screenings

UK Premiere

London | Picturehouse Central
June 22, 2018 6:15 pm

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London | Cineworld Wembley
June 23, 2018 8:30 pm

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