New York Indian Film Festival 2016

May 7 - 14, 2016

Tuesday May 10th at 6:30 pm
Village East Cinemas, 2nd Ave @ 12th Street, NYC



Tuesday May 10, 6.30 pm. Theater 2, Village East Cinemas, 2nd Ave @ 12th Street, NYC.

Directed by Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni
India 2015 2 hr 17 min, Drama
Cast: Girish Kulkarni, Mukta Barve, Sunil Barve, Tisca Chopra, Huma Qureshi

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Post screening Q&A with director Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni and actor Girish Kulkarni

Highway is a story of a simple routine Mumbai- Pune journey that some people begin. Only it doesn’t quite end as expected by them. They all come from different walks of life, carrying the baggage of who or what they are. Everyone is in a hurry to reach the destination. But by night, unexpectedly, they all come to a halt caused by a traffic jam.This pause is something that has been missing from their busy city lives. It provokes the questions that were hidden deep down by all of them and they face the truth that brings them closer to their own self! Highway is a film of that escape which all of us yearn for. It’s an attempt to see us in today’s time. 

About the Director:
Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni studied filmmaking at the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India where he specialized in direction. His diploma film Girni (The Grinding Machine) won the president’s gold medal for best short film and best direction in the year 2005. His short documentary Three of Us premiered in Berlinale 2008. His first feature film Valu (The Wild Bull) along with the other two films, Vihir (The Well) and Deool (A Temple) were premiered in Rotterdam 2008, 2010 and 2012 respectively. These films were extremely successful with critics as well as audiences. Vihir (The Well) was also selected at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2010. He has directed short films among which Gaarud (The Spell) and Vilay (Dissolution) have been selected in the short film festivals of Oberhausen and Clermont Ferrand. He also produced Masala (Spices) (2012) and Pune-52 (2013).

  There will be a second screening of Umesh Kulkarni's Highway on May 11th at the Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11106.

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