Monday, August 11, 2014

PVR Director’s Rare to release National Award winning film, Crossing Bridges

PVR Director’s Rare is gearing up to showcase its next film – Crossing Bridges. Releasing on August 29, Crossing Bridges is the story of an individual who returns to his village in a remote part of Arunachal Pradesh, but not willingly. Directed by Sange Dorjee Thongdok, the film was the winner of the Rajat Kamal Award at the 61st National Film Awards. Crossing Bridges is also the first film to be made in the Sherdukpen language of Arunachal Pradesh.

Crossing Bridges is the story of Tashi, a man in his early thirties who is compelled to return to his village in Arunachal Pradesh after eight years when he loses his job in the city. While he awaits word on any possible job so that he can go back to the city, Tashi begins to experience the life of his people. While he is wrong-footed at first, he gradually begins rediscovering his roots and when he finally receives the call he had been waiting for, he now has a much tougher decision to make.

Talking about the release Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Bijli, JMD, PVR Ltd. said, “We are extremely pleased to be showcasing Crossing Bridges through our PVR Director’s Rare banner. In spite of its simplicity, the film talks about an issue that people everywhere are dealing with. We believe in such socially relevant cinema that is certain to be appreciated by audiences and critics alike.”

Commenting on the same, director Sange Dorjee Thongdok, said, “This is the story of the place I come from. The North-East is a region that is hardly spoken of, and in our country too, not much is known about the people of the region or their ways. Crossing Bridges is our attempt to bridge this gap. Winning the National Award for the film was an incredible moment but we are all the more elated about the imminent wide release of Crossing Bridges will be releasing across theaters in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune and Bangalore."

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