By Janak Samtani
The film – Leaving Home: The Life & Music of Indian Ocean is playing in cinemas this week. It has been very hard to get screen time for this film and hence it will play only for one week (2nd to 8th Apr), that too with very few shows.
Visit the film home – http://www.leavinghomethefilm.com/ to find the the trailer, film schedule & everything about the film.
The film schedule is also being updated on – http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=166288&id=106846239337411&ref=nf#!/leavinghomethefilm?v=app_4949752878
Plot Outline (courtesy FaceBook film page):
Indian Ocean is unarguably India’s most significant band. The film has been made to celebrate this once-in-a-couple-of-generations musical phenomenon. The idea is not merely to document but to provoke, enrich and, above all, entertain. That is why the film has been made for the big screen.
Leaving Home is, very simply, the story of four men who make music together in a contemporary India where commercial concerns are overriding. Their inspirational story of how they kept the creative fires burning without compromising their essential vision is told with the same energy and lightness of touch their unique music is imbued with. Their music is showcased in three different ways — in concert with all their stage finery, a casual performance in their own neighbourhood, and raw improvisations from inside their rehearsal room.
There are only two kinds of people at this stage from the film’s perspective. Those who viewed it said nothing less than a must watch. And the other who is sad that it did not release at a cinema in their city.
In 2007, Beware Dogs a short film was made on Indian Ocean by Spandan Banerjee. It was the Official Selection in five different film festivals overseas, but did not release in India. All this while, everyone has been complaining for not getting quality cinema. Here is your chance.
Do share this information with your friends & ask them to forward it ahead too. When I get it back in my inbox through a chain of friends, I’ll know that people did their bit.
Hope you have a great show.