Liar's Dice

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12+

2013, India
103 min., col., language — Hindi, Himachali

Director and scriptwriter Geetu Mohan Das
DoP Rajeev Ravi
Production design Prakash Murthi
Music John Bosters
Sound Mohandas V.P.
Editing Ajith Kumar B.
Cast Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Geetanjali Thapa, Manya Gupta
Producers Alan McAlex, Ajai G. Rai, Rajeev Ravi
Production Jar Pictures, Unplugged
World sales Jar Pictures

The canvas of the film stretches from a small village on the mountains called Chitkul, which borders China to the industrial land of big dreams, Delhi city. It’s about a young mother, Kamala and her 3-year-old daughter from a tribal community who embarks on a journey leaving their native land in search of her missing husband. Along this journey she encounters an army deserter who realizing the perils of the journey ahead for them, decides to accompany them to their destination. This film talks about a sense of futility; anger against the system and also explores the dynamics of a man woman relationship. It’s a linear narrative travel story with a more alarming backdrop of the socio political conditions of India today.

  • Silver Lotus award to best actress and best cinematography; National Film Award (India)-2014
  • Special Jury Prize; Granada IFF-2014

GEETU MOHAN DAS
She is an India-based film-maker. Began her engagement with films at the age of four as a child artist. She gave up acting soon after to pursue her academic education in India, Malaysia and Canada. In 2000, Geetu made her come-back as a lead actor in Malayalam films. Over the years she has acted in more than forty films in three South Indian languages. In 2009, Geetu ventured into direction, making her debut with «Kelkunnundo?» (Are you listening?), a Malayalam language film. She has started a film production company in association with her cinematographer husband Rajeev Ravi, called Unplugged. «Liar’s Dice» is her directorail feature debut.