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Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is an Indian fast food dish consisting of a spicy vegetable gravy (bhaji) served with soft bread buns (pav). The film revolves around a day in Jyogesh's life; a newly married, over-smart, Gujarati stockbroker whose motto in life is that if one isn't fooling others, they are the ones being fooled. He's trying to get some life back into his deadbeat marriage by surprising his wife, Jyotika, by getting her Pav Bhaji, a surprise that she has received several times in the past and is now over. Things take a spicy turn when he comes back home from work and finds out about the secret his wife kept from him for so long. Amidst making plans to surprise his wife, he gets the biggest shock of his lifetime.

  • Geet Lalit Gangwani
  • Geet Lalit Gangwani
  • PNG Films
  • Aakash Ahuja
    Key Cast
    "Jyogesh Chitalia"
  • Rupali Rahul
    Key Cast
    " Jyotika Chitalia"
  • Simran Gangwani
    Key Cast
  • Aayush Ambasht
    Key Cast
  • Karan Parwani
    Key Cast
  • Vilas Kundkar
    Key Cast
  • Vikrant Pratap Singh
    Director of Photography
  • Sparsh Verma
    Music and sound design
  • Ketki Vyas
  • Yukta Narang
  • Heti Sutaria
  • Pearl Pandya
  • Riddhi Sonetta
  • Ritwik Punjwani
    Mixing and Mastering
  • Sagar Keswani
  • Aayush Ambasht
    Assistant Director
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Pav Bhaji
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  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 12, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,122 USD
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    English, Gujarati, Hindi
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Director Biography - Geet Lalit Gangwani

Geet Gangwani, a writer, filmmaker, and advertising buff, is the founder and creative director of PNG Films, a production house based in Mumbai. He graduated with an advertising major, which led him to work in the field of copywriting. Geet thinks that storytelling shouldn't be restricted to a medium like movies, and a story can be conveyed in any form of art. His goal is to blend storytelling into all forms of media that are being produced by his venture, PNG Films.

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Director Statement

Hello all! Our film, 'Pav Bhaji' showcases the honest lifestyle of middle-class families living in a metropolitan city. It focuses on their psyche and ambition and puts across the most transparent amalgamation of their emotions. There is a parallel shown between the mentalities of the couple. Both of them are on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to compatibility while being in an arranged marriage (a very normal concept in India), as one of them is jeopardising her identity to abide by the rules of society.