Pokhar Ke Dunu Paar (On Either Sides of the Pond)
Director: Parth Saurabh Starring: Abhinav Jha, Tanaya Khan Jha, Dheeraj Kumar Run time: 105 mins | Recommended Certificate: 12A Language: Hindi with English subtitles | Year: 2022 | Country: India
Strand: Extra-Ordinary Lives
A young married couple, Priyanka and Sumit, return to the comfort of their hometown of Darbhanga due to the financial hardships caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. While Priyanka, a strong-willed and independent woman, finds herself feeling uneasy and claustrophobic in her old surroundings, Sumit happily renews friendships with old pals and falls back into his old carefree and irresponsible ways. As Sumit’s attitude grows more cavalier, the couple begin to slowly drift apart, with every conversation becoming a battleground for an argument. The incoming monsoon rains bring dark clouds over not only the city but also the couple’s future.
Parth Saurabh is a film-maker from Darbhanga. His first screenplay 'A Temple in the Village' was selected for the NFDC Screenwriters' Lab, 2017. He has also been part of the writing team on Achal Mishra's 'Dhuin' and Anubhav Sinha's 'Bheed'. His debut feature 'On Either Sides of the Pond' won the Special Jury Mention at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.
London | Ciné Lumière
October 30, 2023 6:00 pm