At the height of nuclear tensions between India and Pakistan, Arjun and his best friend, Chabia, weigh their options for the future against the reality of life on the streets of Mumbai. Enticed by the promise of wealth and opportunity in the Persian Gulf, Chabia is eager to leave his job as a mechanic. But for Arjun, who must finish college and care for his mother, the decision is not so easy in director Partho Sen-Gupta’s gritty, apocalyptic interpretation of Krishna’s counsel to Arjuna, from the Bhagavad Gita.
Partho Sen-Gupta was born in Bombay, India in 1965. He started his career as an art department apprentice in the studios of ‘Bollywood’ in 1982. He is an award-winning production designer and art director, and has worked on numerous Indian and foreign films, television programs and theater productions. In 1993, he was awarded a scholarship to study film direction at La FEMIS, in Paris. He has directed several award-winning short films, which have been official selections at film festivals throughout Europe. In 2005, he was invited by the Cinefondation of the Cannes Film Festival to attend the festival as part of a group of promising young filmmakers. Later that year, he directed the documentary, Shakti Timeless, about the Indo-Western fusion group, Shakti, tracing its history from the '70s to the present. Let the Wind Blow is his first feature film.
Let The Wind Blow (Hava Aney Dey)
Directed by Partho Sen-Gupta
• For over 2000 years, the distance traveled by a cow's “moo” was used as a unit of measurement in India.
• India holds the world record for the largest tea party every organized (30,000 people).
“Destiny has played an important part in the psychological and cultural make-up of the people of India. The ancient Hindu texts, the Upanishads, and the Bhagavad Gita have described the importance of destiny in our lives...
My protagonists, Arjun and Chabia err in the city of Bombay, the temple of India’s financial markets, in the desire to change their destiny. They discover that on this road to material nirvana, one is alone and stronger powers rule their destiny.”
-Partho Sen-Gupta, director of Let the Wind Blow
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