Director: Vivek Budakoti
Cast: Rajpal Yadav, Vikram Kochhar
USA | 113mins | 2013 | World Premiere
Synopsis: Pied Piper is a satirical folklore of a simple laundryman, Chunnilal, who is rumored to have acquired his beloved donkey’s brain in a freak accident. Charming millions with his asinine traits, Chunnilal soon rises to become the most popular and most feared hero of his time. The film traces the dynamics of his unprecedented rise and his inevitable fall along the trajectory of politics, religion, power and ideologies.
Director: Sana Haq
Pakistan | 27mins | 2013 | World Premiere
Synopsis: The Other Army is a documentary that seeks to understand the issues faced by Pakistan in its struggle against terrorism. It tributes the people who have sacrificed their lives in counter-terrorism efforts and provides a glimpse into the lives of their survivors. The film brings to light the Pakistanis who believe in the need to root out fanaticism, extremism, and to restore peace and stability to the world. Over 3,500 members of the Pakistani army have died in combat and 40,000 civilians have died as a consequence of terrorism and the war against it since 2001. The film counters the popular narrative in the American media that Pakistan is complicit in supporting terrorists.
Director: Qaushiq Mukherjee
Cast: Anubrata Basu, Rituparna Sen
USA | 112mins | 2013 | Chicago Premiere
Synopsis: The story of a prince who escapes his destiny, the prison of his mind. He lands on a fascist island and incites women to revolt. A psychedelic fantasy about destiny and humanity, social control and Utopian revolution.
Director: Nilendra Deshapriya
Cast: Sarath Kothalawala, Sulochana Weerasinghe
Sri Lanka | 110 mins | 2013 | World Premiere
Synopsis: After the end of a 30-year-old ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, three friends embark on an adventurous journey to a land that was once forbidden but a sudden encounter forces them to return to yet another land of turmoil and terror.
A journey in search of soul mates in a soulless world, this film explores the stark reality of the human condition in a post war country
Director: Rajesh. K.
Cast: Deepak Dobriyal, Priya Bhatija
India | 97mins | 2012 | US Premiere
Synopsis: In the crowded by lanes of old Delhi, Shukla ji runs a small photo studio as a front for small time crime. Over the years he has groomed a bunch of youngsters in the art of pick pocketing and petty crime. Then one day a girl comes into their midst and then everything collapses.