GANDU - The Film By Q: Wichser goes to Berlin, premieres in Europe at Berlinale 2011 (Berlin International Film Festival)

[GANDU - English / German Poster]

Washington DC, USA, Feb 5, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) The internationally acclaimed Bengali counter-culture film Gandu  (Bengali / English, 2010) by Kaushik Mukherjee, popularly known as Q, will premiere in Europe at the hallowed  Berlinale 2011 - Berlin International Film Festival.

Gandu has an English title of Asshole and a German title of Wichser.

Washington Bangla Radio had a wonderful opportunity to talk to Q - check out an informal chit-chat with Q in this post.

Information reproduced below from Berlinale Official Web-Site and the Facebook Event Page.

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PREMIERE: Tuesday 15.02. 21:30, CinemaxX 7

Other screenings:
Saturday, 12.02, 22:30 Colosseum 2
Wednesday, 16.02., 20:15 CineStar 3
Thursday, 17.02. 22:30 Cubix 7 & 8

Reservation online: http://www.berlinale.de/en/programm/berlinale_programm/datenblatt.php?fi...

Ticket counters berlin: http://www.berlinale.de/en/service/eintrittskarten/index.html

ABOUT THE MOVIE:

With GANDU, Kolkata-based director Q brings his provocative and stylish vision of urban life in contemporary India to Berlin.
His characters are fully immersed in the gritty street life of a tough city, and the rap music driving the plot has very little to do with the Bollywood soundtracks generally associated with Indian movies.

Enthusiastically received at festivals such as Slamdance, GANDU has yet to be shown in India due to controversy over its scenes involving full frontal nudity.

Twenty-year-old Gandu, colloquial slang for “asshole” or “loser”, lives in a dingy neighborhood on the wrong side of the Howrah Bridge, the pride of Kolkata. One day, while turning a corner, he crashes into a rickshaw puller obsessed with Bruce Lee, who becomes his only friend. Gandu pours out his frustrations and desires to the rickshaw puller—especially his dreams of becoming a famous rapper. In turn, Rickshaw introduces him to heroin, blurring the lines between the grim reality of Gandu's life and a dark fantasy world. When his home life becomes unbearable, he and his friend Rickshaw hit the road for a psychedelic adventure in which rap lyrics and pornography melt into visitations by the Goddess Kali. Back in the city, Gandu's dreams seem to come true when he wins the lottery, has a Technicolor encounter with an alien sex kitten, cuts a demo album and opens for one of his favorite bands. Or has he completely lost touch with the reality of his life and succumbed to the illusions in his mind?

TRAILER http://twitchfilm.com/reviews/2010/10/saiff-gandu-asshole-review.php

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A FILM BY Q
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CAST
GANDU ANUBRATA
RICHSHA JOYRAJ
MOTHER KAMALIKA
DASBABU SHILAJIT
KALI, SKYPE WOMAN AND ANGEL PORNSTAR RII

MUSIC BY
FIVE LITTLE INDIANS - http://www.myspace.com/fivelittleindians