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Certified Universal

Directed by Avijit Mukul Kishore
An abstract short film about the way Bombay city and its cinema mirror each other

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Certified Universal Trailer

Overview

Genre
Arts, Culture, and History
Synopsis

The city of Bombay is a living film set that provides the backdrop for screen lives as well as real lives to unfold. ‘Certified Universal’ is a short film that looks at the city’s engagement with the image and image making, which often mirror each other. It is the omnipresence of the cinematic image and people’s desire to recreate their own personal cinemas that interest the film maker, who deconstructs the images of both the city and it’s cinema that have lived off each other for a hundred years.

Stage
finished
Running time
14 minutes

Credits

  • Avijit Mukul Kishore ... Director
  • Avijit Mukul Kishore ... Cinematographer
  • Suresh Rajamani ... Sound Recordist
  • Jabeen Merchant ... Editor
  • Masta Justy ... Composer and Sound Designer
  • Ranjit Kandalgaonkar, Tarshia Dutta ... Assistant Directors
  • Madhusree Dutta, Rajiv Mehrotra ... Producers
  • Tulika Srivastava ... Executive Producer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Majlis, Public Service Broadcasting Trust
Country
India
Years of Production
2009
Locations
Bombay, India

Distribution Details

Release year
2009
Festivals
Forum Expanded, Berlinale, International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Trivandrum, Jugaad Urbanism, IAAC, New York, London International Documentary Festival, Kalaghoda Arts Festival, National Centre for Performing Arts, Mumbai
Broadcast (Prod.)
Doordarshan India
Language
Hindi, English and Marathi
Subtitles
English

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