Set during the kaleidoscopic backdrop of the biggest kite-flying festival in India, Amdavad Ma Famous, witnesses the transformation of 11-year-old Zaid from a boy next door to an aggressive and a passionate kite-runner, till he comes across a challenge that threatens to keep him away from the one thing he loves.
Hardik Mehta is an independent filmmaker. He studied to be a Dairy Technologist. But he soon left and worked as a copywriter in advertising. He then pursued filmmaking. After completing his Masters in Mass Communications at Jamia Milia Islamia in New Delhi, he shifted to Mumbai. He has been an integral part of Phantom Films’ productions- Vikramaditya Motwane’s Lootera (2013), Vikas Bahl’s Queen (2014) as a script supervisor and an assistant director. His first short fiction film Skin Deep (2014) was released theatrically across India along with three other short films in an anthology called Chaar Cutting. In documentaries, Hardik has been a second unit director on Sachin Tendulkar’s: Sachin: A Billion Dreams and has also been a unit director on The Sunburn Documentary about the annual EDM Festival in Goa.
Amdavad Ma Famous (2015) is his first independent documentary. The film has traveled extensively at film festivals world over and has won several awards. He is currently writing two feature films for Phantom Films, one of them is directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and it has Rajkumar Rao in the lead.