Gandu (DVD)

Directed by Q

Release Year: 2010
Running Time: 86
UPC: 8 54555 00400 2
Color Type: Color
Country: India
Language: Bengali 2.0 w/English subtitles
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Cast
Anubrata Basu
Joyraj Bhattacharya
Rii
Kamalika Banerjee

Crew
Directed by Q

As much of an anti-Bollywood film as one could imagine, revolutionary filmmaker Q's Gandu (Hindi slang for A**hole) is a deliriously frantic, music-infused look at one poor young man and his dreams of becoming a rap star. Excitable Gandu lives in Kolkata. Poor, he survives by stealing spare change from the trousers of a man his prostitute mother services.

Gandu lives to be a rapper, and finds a comrade-in-song with another young man, the Bruce Lee-loving Rickshaw. Together they sing, drink, do drugs, wander the city and collectively dream of success. When Gandu wins big in the lottery all his dreams seem to come true. Or do they? Told in fragmented scenes with pulsating music, the film is surreal, wild, weird, unpredictable, and sexually graphic, Gandu is a startlingly bold and wildly entertaining example of new Indian filmmaking, and which ironically is banned in India.


DVD Extras Include:

• Behind the scenes

• Berlin episodes 1&2

• Where the f*ck RV Short music clips

• Trailer

• 12-page collector's booklet

"...a highly transgressive, visually spectacular assault on the senses." - Time Out London

"A frenetic velocity and energy infuses every frame of the film. Split screens, frantic edits, and an urgent visual style grabs you and propel you forward into the void with all of the infectious power and force of an adrenaline-filled club anthem. Thematically dense, dealing with identity, morality, sex, drugs, hope, Gandu is dark, pessimistic, and divisive. It's also a fantastic, fun, frenzied slice of finding hope in a hopeless life." - PopMatters


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