Kasbe Ka Cinema Manager
The film deals with the lives of a few individuals who struggle to keep a small talkie afloat in a small town of the Hindi speaking belt in north India. It is an attempt towards experiencing the anxiety of dislocation and subsequent re-location in today’s life and is situated in that period of time which lies in between having left the past but not yet reached the promised future. It treads the thin line which pitch long standing relationships against rationality, in the backdrop of inevitable change. The film is inspired from a short story by Shri. Sharad Joshi and was also included in the academic curriculum of the Film and Television Institute of India.
Prateek is an independent filmmaker based in Mumbai. A graduate of the film direction course from Film & Television Institute of India (FTII), he has directed both fiction as well as non-fiction films which have been showcased at various film festivals and non-formal spaces. His debut feature documentary, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, was awarded the Special Jury Award at the 65th National Film Awards. Eeb Allay Ooo! is his first fiction feature length film, premiered at Berlin International Film Festival, 2020 and also won the Golden Gateway award at 21st MAMI, 2019, India.