Kaagaz Ki Kashti

mc-logoRobert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center
Rockville, MD

Feature Film: Kaagaz Ki Kashti

Kaagaz Ki KashtiAbout the Film

Kaagaz Ki Kashti traces the life journey of a down-to-earth, small-town boy, who made it big by breaking through the norms and revolutionising the Ghazal scenario, by texturing traditional Ghazal singing with western instrumentation and making it simple and hummable, enticing new listeners into becoming Ghazal fans. Tracing three converging tracks … the struggle and stardom in his musical career, the love & loss in his personal life and the scope and limitations in the music scenario of the times.

Featuring: Chitra Singh, Gulzar, Mahesh Bhatt, Subhash Ghai, Ustaad Zakir Hussain, Pankaj Udhas, Ghulam Ali, Roop Kumar Rathod, Anup Jalota, Talat Aziz, Ameesha Patel, Sunil Gavaskar, Geeta Prem, Kartar Singh, Salim Arif, Shamir Tandon, Shekhar Sen, Deepak Khazanchi, Pt Ronu Majumdar, Abhinav Upadhayay, Deepak Pandit, Kuldeep Desai, Raja Sehgal and many more …

Brahmanand S Siingh

Director: Brahmanand S Siingh

Brahmanand S Siingh is an award-winning filmmaker (producer-director) and writer based out of Mumbai. His National-Award winning (among many other awards and accolades) feature-length documentary on RD Burman, Pancham Unmixed: Mujhe Chalte Jaana Hai, continues to enjoy an amazing sweeping critical and popular acclaim across viewing platforms. Ragpickers; Uncaging the Body (Apsara Award for Best Short Film, 2003-2004); A Burden of Love (on Alzheimer’s disease); Ashgari Bai (on an octogenarian legendary dhrupad singer) and a whole lot of other short, corporate and documentary films have also drawn great response, noted for its sensitivity, authenticity and engaging quality.

Runtime: 120 minutes

Language: Hindi/Urdu/English (with English Subtitles)

Genre: Documentary

Country: India

Indian flag




Short Film: Kathakaar
Kathakaar posterAbout the Film

An old theatre projectionist is fired from his job and has to come back to his village. Struggling with what to do with his life, he one day narrates a story for a crying kid. Slowly he becomes the favorite story teller in the village and rediscovers his passion.



– Best International Short Film- 5th Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival, 2015
– Best Short Film- 5th Pune Short Film Festival, 2015
– Best Short Film- 4th Bangalore Shorts Film Festival, 2015
– Best Director- 4th Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival, 2015
– Best Screenplay- 6th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival, 2016

Cast: Piyush Mishra

Director: Abhimanyu Kanodia

Born at Ajmer, Rajasthan on 31st December, 1988. After class 12th exam, he moved to Mumbai, India to take up Chartered Accountancy course and completed it in year 2013. In 2013, he joined Mumbai based film school Whistling Woods International to study filmmaking. He graduated in July 2015 with a major in Direction.

Runtime: 10 minutes

Language: Hindi

Genre: Drama

Country: India

Indian flag