SUNRISE

ARUNODAY

By Partho SEN-GUPTA

DOLCE VITA FILMS - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2014

Before the SUNRISE, Joshi must catch the elusive figure that destroys the lives of children.

Festivals
& Awards

Busan - BIFF/APM 2014
New currents
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama, Second film
    • Countries
    • INDIA, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • MARATHI
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Partho SEN-GUPTA
    • Writer(s)
    • Partho SEN-GUPTA, Yogesh Vinayak JOSHI
    • Producer(s)
    • Rakesh MEHRA (Independent Movies), Partho SEN-GUPTA (Independent Movies), Marc IRMER (DOLCE VITA FILMS), Nina LATH GUPTA (NATIONAL FILM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION NFDC)
    • Synopsis
    • Once upon a time not long ago, night after night police detective Joshi roamed the back streets and the cheap cabaret bars in search of his six-year-old daughter, Aruna, who had not come home from school one day, ten years ago. Everywhere he went, a strange elusive figure seemed to accompany him. Joshi tried very hard to catch him but he never did. Each night he returned home late to his defeated wife, Leela, who had lived in a different reality since the loss of their daughter. Joshi loved and tenderly cared for her. He promised her that he would find their daughter.
      Naina, a 6-year-old girl, was brought by traffickers to a brothel and entrusted to Komal, a teenage prostitute.
      As the days went by, Komal and the young girl became close, living a childlike existence amidst the horror that surrounded them. One day, Joshi led a raid on the brothel but the pimps hid the girls. Joshi again felt the figure’s presence.
      Babu, a 16-year-old boy, would wait outside the Police Station, but when asked why he was there would not say anything. Until one day when he did have something to tell them, the cops did not believe him. Soon thereafter, Joshi and his police team were sent to investigate the murder of Babu’s father. There too, Joshi found the same elusive figure. Now he knew where to find it.
      Joshi waited outside its lair, which was called Paradise. He saw the figure arriving there with little Naina. Joshi followed them inside, where he found many enslaved girls. Finally, he found the elusive figure in a room with his six-year-old daughter Aruna. He killed the figure and escaped with his daughter. But the figure did not die; he multiplied. Many figures now stared after the fleeing father and daughter.
      Joshi drove through the night. The next morning he kept his promise to his wife and on a beautiful beach he reunited his broken family.
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