Private Project

songs from a far away land

Only the one living on the border 
Will create a land 

Three siblings, brother Dinu and two sisters Anu and Buri meet on a seashore one morning after their mother's death. They reminiscence about their mother and her relentless journey in search of 'home. Gradually as  they dwell 

through their personal memories of 'mother' they unknowingly enter into unknown dark zones of mother and  there own lives. The spirits of their ancestors too become part of their stories as the two sisters preform their memories. Dreams, fantasies, memories and reality starts to overlap to form a complex image of 'mother' in search of home. 

Ditectors note:
I would like to call this film 'an exercise on improvisation,( in a musical sense ) on themes like 'home' , 'migration','crossing borders', 'identity' and most importantly the idea of 'home and woman'. Hence the film comes back to the same note/s (the image of mother and her search for home) again and again to find and form new combination (of notes) and constantly opens up new discourses centering around the above themes / ideas vis-a-vis the image of mother. The film also makes an effort to de-construct the age-old image of mother in Indian cinema.
What does the journey of the 'dead' means to the 'living' was another question that this film intends to explore. Doesn't the journey of the 'dead', (our ancestors') too leaves it's trace on us and take the shape and form of our journey? Journeys never stop. They grow deeper. Travelling also means an exploration of one's past.
Memory in the film is treated as an organic space, not fixed but filtered through the open wounds of the present.

  • tuhinabha majumdar
  • sathanand rangaraj
  • pritish kumar chai
    sound designer
  • ashwin kelkar
  • rajoo kumar
    production design
  • tuhinabha majumdar
  • Dibyendu Bhattacharya
    Key Cast
  • mome bhattacharya
    Key Cast
  • satakshi nandy
    Key Cast
  • geeta guha
    Key Cast
    "tribal women"
  • FTII,India
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 13, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    32,716 USD
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Director - tuhinabha majumdar