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LAHORE
 
Directed by SANJAY PURAN SINGH CHAUHAN
INDIA, 2010, 126 min. US Premiere.
Hindi
(with English subtitles)


Saturday, November 13 @ 9:00 PM @ SVA Beatrice Theatre
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Synopsis:
 
Two close-≠knit and patriotic brothers from India -≠ the elder, Dheerendar, a renowned boxer and the younger, Virendar, a promising cricketer. Noor Mohd. -≠a shining boxing star from Pakistan. For all three of them, winning for their national flag is the ultimate achievement. But when peace and mutual cooperation between both their nations are at an all time high, a fateful incidence shakes the world. In the 14th Asian Kickboxing Championships in Malaysia, Dheerendar is delivered with a fatal blow from his opponent, Noor Mohd. For some it laid as an unfortunate accident; for some it was nothing short of a murder. Virenderís emotions get focused to the point of taking revenge on the rival boxer in the ring itself. He forsakes cricket to pursue his slain brotherís dream in the kickboxing arena. He trains himself hard and gets qualified to meet the killer of his brother in the ring in the enemy's country. Sociologically, the film deals with the cause for justice, which might get delayed but never denied in any system. This sports drama speaks about the values in the sports field from a contemporary mindset and values among the youth. Their inner voices articulate what they actually want to speak if they are given the choice.


Director Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan:
 
A former sportsman and film fan, Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhanís filmmaking classroom was none other than the dark theatres since childhood. In 2006 Sanjay shifted base from Delhi to Mumbai with an intention of creating meaningful cinema and working on his ideas to present to the cinema world. Lahore is his debut venture, which has not only opened with rave reviews, but has also set the circuit of international film festivals ablaze. Lahore fetched renowned awards at the international platform for itself as a film and for Sanjay as a director. Having learnt cinema from scratch with the intention of making films celebrating humanity, Sanjay understands the grey shades of the human psyche and what makes people contemplate rather delicate issues. Exploring human relationships transcending religion, caste, creed, geography and for that matter any limitation, Sanjay intends treating the world of cinema with similar offerings.
 
 
CAST: Aanaahad, Nafisa Ali, Sabyasachi Chakravarthy, Farooq Sheikh.

  
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