DOOSRA / DOOSRA – India, 2021, 122 min., Drama
Director: Abhinay Deo
Writers: Agnello Dias, Matt Graham, Masha Sajdeh
Cast: Rajeev Ankit, Plabita Borthakur, Krishna Gokani, Samidha Guru, Mox Rathore
A story of how cricket changed India, seen through the eyes of a young girl.
Set between the last decade of the previous millennium and the turn of this one, the film weaves together two stories of courage and identity. One, played out under the harsh glare of the national spotlight by a maverick captain, Saurav Ganguly, and his defiant team. The other, deeply private, in an orthodox household in small town India. Where an equally defiant young girl, Tara, takes on social prejudices as she comes to terms with her own mind and body.
Both stories have their principal characters fighting the demons of tradition, classism and orthodoxy.
The film is a groundbreaking feature format—a fictional narrative woven with well-documented incidents from India’s political, economic and sporting history at the turn of the millennium.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS:
2022, Solothurn, Solothurner Filmtage, Upcoming Talent (Winner) Keerthigan Sivakumar
2022, Angers, Premiers Plans, Prix du Public (films d’écoles) (Winner)
2022, Zürich, Swiss Film Award, Best Film (Nomination)