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PUSHKAR MYTHS (PUSHKAR PURAN)*

Directed by KAMAL SWAROOP | 100' | India

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Synopsis

Pushkar, a small town of Rajasthan, is one of the most sacred places for Hindus. Once a year, however, during the full moon in the autumn month of Kartik, the town and desert surrounding it turn into a sprawling fun fair with ferris wheels and carousels, music from folklore to rock, and colorful dance performances. There is trade in camels, horses and cattle. The film captures the exuberant goings-on with a precise eye for strong images and detail.

ABOUT DIRECTOR

Kamal Swaroop is a two-time President’s Award and Filmfare Award winning film, television and radio director and screenwriter, with a career spanning 42 years. He graduated from FTII in 1974, and assisted Richard Attenborough in Gandhi (1982). His Om Dar-B-Dar (1988) is considered a post-modern classic of Indian cinema. In a prolific period, he directed The Battle of Banaras (2014), Tracing Phalke (2015), Pushkar Myths (2017) and Atul (2017). His films are widely traveled and awarded internationally.

FSA Year :   2019
Runtime :  100'
Language :   Hindi,
Country :   India,
Director :   KAMAL SWAROOP
Producer :  Vijaya Pratap Singh
Release Year :   2018

FILM AT FESTIVAL

Selection Type: Main
Festival Edition: 2019
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