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Credits
  • Director: Q
  • Producer: Q
  • Screenwriters: Q
  • Cast: Anubrata Basu, Joyraj Bhattacharya, Rii
  • Cinematography: Q
Product Details
  • Format: DVD
  • Catalog: ART01
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Country: India
  • Language: Bengali
  • Rating: Not rated
  • Year: 2010
  • Length: 86 Minutes (Feature), 58 Minutes (Bonus material)
  • Audio: 2.0 Stereo
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Color: Black & White and Color
  • Bonus material: Behind the scenes, Berlin episodes 1 & 2, Where the fuck RV, Short music clips, Trailer, 12-page collector’s booklet
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As much of an anti-Bollywood film as one could imagine, revolutionary filmmaker Q’s Gandu (Hindi slang for asshole) is a deliriously frantic, music-infused look at one poor young man and his dreams of becoming a rap star. Excitable Gandu lives in Kolkata. Poor, he survives by stealing spare change from his mother’s sleazy lover. Gandu’s lives to a rapper, and finds a comrade-in-song with another young man, the Bruce Lee-loving Rickshaw. Together they sing, drink, do drugs, wander the city and collectively dream of success. When Gandu wins big in the lottery all his dreams seem to come true. Or do they? Told in fragmented scenes with pulsating music, the film is surreal, wild, weird, unpredictable, and sexually graphic, Gandu is a startlingly bold and wildly entertaining example of new Indian filmmaking, and which ironically is banned in India.
Reviews

“A deliberately provocative slice of cinematic outrage that wears its “Banned in India” status with pride.” – Mondo-Digital.com

“Bold, energetic and by turns both deliberately vulgar and sharply incisive.” – TwitchFilm.com

“GANDU seems guaranteed to win over fans exhausted with the tried and true.” – Variety

Screenings
2011 - Berlin International Film Festival
2011 - BFI London Film Festival
2011 - Chicago International Film Festival
2011 - Seattle International Film Festival
2011 - Slamdance Film Festival
2011 - Stockholm International Film Festival
2010 - New York South Asian International Film Festival
Awards
2011 Seattle International Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize
"We chose to give the prize to a movie that bowled us over with its kinetic, brash humor and style-hoping dexterity, a portrait of tortured youth that refreshingly pokes fun at adolescent self-centeredness while simultaneously exploring the anger, despondency and malaise of a generation."

News

Apunkachoice.comIndian film GANDU shocks the audience at Berlin Film Festival

DNAIndia.com InterviewGANDU will win over fans exhausted with the tried and true

IndianExpress.com InterviewMeet Q, Kolkata director who doesn’t mind his Ps

Mid-Day.com Interview – Kaushik Mukherjee: All of us are Polysexuals

About the Director

Quashiq Mukherjee, who prefers calling himself Q.

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Watch on Demand
Credits
  • Director: Q
  • Producer: Q
  • Screenwriters: Q
  • Cast: Anubrata Basu, Joyraj Bhattacharya, Rii
  • Cinematography: Q
Product Details
  • Format: DVD
  • Catalog: ART01
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Country: India
  • Language: Bengali
  • Rating: Not rated
  • Year: 2010
  • Length: 86 Minutes (Feature), 58 Minutes (Bonus material)
  • Audio: 2.0 Stereo
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Color: Black & White and Color
  • Bonus material: Behind the scenes, Berlin episodes 1 & 2, Where the fuck RV, Short music clips, Trailer, 12-page collector’s booklet
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