June 15, 2012
Studio: Kushi Films
Director: Prashant Bhargava
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriters: James Townsend, Prashant Bhargava
Starring: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Mukkund Shukla, Seema Biswas
Copyright Holder: N/A
A poetic journey to the old city of Ahmedabad, "Patang" weaves together the stories of six people transformed by the energy of India's largest kite festival. Every year a million kites fill the skies above Ahmedabad–dueling, soaring, tumbling and flying high. When a successful Delhi businessman takes his daughter on a surprise trip back to his childhood home for the festival, an entire family has to confront its own fractured past and fragile dreams. Music and fireworks, food and laughter, a kaleidoscope of color and light, the magic of the kite flying high – a traditional recipe of healing and renewal. With naturalistic performances from actors and non–actors alike, bold, lyrical editing, vibrant cinematography and a kinetic score, Patang delights the senses and nourishes the spirit.