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The Republic of Dead Wings

Gopal, a balloon-seller in a small village of West Bengal, found himself in a quandary when his family got the invitation to attend a marriage ceremony of a distant relative. It was a difficult task for him to manage the expenses. But he has to give in to the endurance of the mother-daughter duo, his wife Joba, and daughter Mithu.
On the other hand, an uproar springs out in the village over the theft of a pair of shoes belonging to the ruling party leader. Gopal got caught red-handed with the footwear, and his family became the victim of a mob-violence.
Sooner, the incident turned into a political business in the region, and the top political leadership had to intervene.
The storyline explores the response to the pertinent question, "do 'Power' will ever tolerate the courage of a marginalized entity Like Gopal?"

  • Tushar Ballov
    Baki Itihas
  • Tushar Ballov
    Baki Itihas
  • Chaya Chitra Production
    Baki Itihas
  • Pulakesh Bhattacharya
    Key Cast
  • Sangita Ballov
    Key Cast
  • Shreyana Ballov
    Key Cast
  • Bashir
    Key Cast
    "Tanmoy Majumjder"
  • Humera
    Key Cast
    "Amrita Halder"
  • Vola
    Key Cast
    "Surajit Mondal"
  • Saurav Banerjee
  • Sabyasachi Pal
    Sound Designer
  • Gobinda Naskar
  • Satyaki Banerjee
    Music Director
  • Samir Aich
    Set Designer
  • Tamal Duary
    VFX Artist
  • Shubhankar Mazumdar
    Film Festival Consultants
  • Ankit Bagchi
    Film Festival Consultants
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    1 hour 36 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    58,000 USD
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  • Chaya Chitra Production
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Tushar Ballov

Tushar Ballav was born in a small Indian village. Following his early adolescence, he had a great interest in films, which, in his later years, developed as a deep passion. Owing to this passion, he pulled himself out of the conventional education system and set out for Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal. To survive in an unfamiliar town, he took up a cook's job in a factory, which provided him with food and lodging in return. At the same time, he joined a theatre group to get himself closer to the film world. Having struggled for eight long years, he somehow managed to be an Assistant Director and worked with many renowned Bengali filmmakers. Throughout this period, he learned the craft of filmmaking. The learning came into effect when he finally got the opportunity to direct two short films - Jonaki (The Firefly) and Abela (The Late Afternoon). The viewers highly appreciated both these films. The responses gave him the much-sought confidence to take the big plunge and make his long-cherished dream a reality.

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Director Statement

The second film by a Director is always tricky than his debut, for reasons more than one. Firstly, the Director is apprehensive of being repetitive, which yields a sort of desperation in the Director's mind to be different while choosing the subject, or for that matter, the milieu of the story. Secondly, meeting the level of expectation which the debut film has already set is another challenge.
However, as I started developing the script, I realized that this film would be a very different one from my earlier film, 'The Unfinished Manuscript,' in all its dispositions and flavors. After completing the film 'DEMOKKACY,' I am thoroughly convinced that this is much more hard-hitting and direct in depicting the reality that I wanted to address. In that respect, it rests pretty far from the romanticism associated with my debut film.
'DEMOKKACY' revolves around some truly marginalized people and their fateful journey in a hostile socio-political milieu that at times seems ridiculous. The very name 'DEMOKKACY,' a degenerated accentuation of the word 'democracy,' refers to the wild nature and rawness of the political system itself.
The film has been made outside the dominant film industry and characterized by its independent film-making style and artistic vision. Shot in real locations with sync sound maintains a certain level of rawness that the subject demands. The overwhelming passion, enthusiasm, and hard work of a relatively inexperienced bunch of technicians and artists made the film happen, and every moment of making the movie worth remembering. I hope the viewers will also experience a slice of that feeling while watching it.