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The Great Indian Butterfly (Mumbai)

Sarthak Dasgupta. A classmate from B School. A fellow wanderer. A fellow dreamer. Consumed with the idea called life. Passionate about the moving images. His first feature. His first theatrical release. It's been a long journey. Has he found the mystical butterfly? Find out on Sept 11th, Protected content . Protected content

The Synopsis ~

Krish and Meera, form a young Indian couple climbing the ladder of the corporate rate race in a nation hurtling forward at a rate unprecedented in its long history. Stressed, frustrated and unable to come to terms with the sacrifice required for success, they go in search of a legendary magical insect - The Great Indian Butterfly.

Last seen by the unknown Portuguese explorer Carodiguez, in a remote valley located in erstwhile colonial Goa, the butterfly possesses a magical aura, granting immense happiness to the person who catches it. In the journey that takes the couple from the smog filled, concrete jungle of the Megalopolis of Mumbai through the little discovered coastal landscapes of the western Sahyadris, to the sun soaked land of Goa, the couple lose more than what they want to rediscover. It becomes a passage, which seems to travel with a metaphor of its own and an insect as elusive as a fossil trapped in prehistoric resin.

Will they find the Butterfly? Can they survive the journey? Can it cost them their lives? Will the Great Indian Butterfly wreck havoc on their souls? Will there be redemption? Or is it a futile hunt for an answer to their crumbling lives? Is happiness a rare insect?

A simple tale in the complex miasma of a changing India.

Genre
Drama

Locations
Mumbai & Goa

Cast
Amir Bashir
Sandhya Mridul
Koel Puri
Barry John

Cinematography
Shanker Raman

Editing
Shaan Md.
Vivek Shah

Music
Deepak Pandit
Shibani Kashyap
Gourav Dasgupta
Vivel Philip

Background Score
Vivek Philip

Additional Background Score
Hitesh Sonik

Producers
Sanjay Gupta & Parth Arora

Writer, Director
Sarthak DasGupta

Mumbai Forum