Lashtam Pashtam (Feature Film), Tele-Phone (Short Film), The World in my Dreams (Short Film)

Feature Film: Lashtam Pashtam

Sunday, Sept 9th, 2018
11:00 AM at
Music Recital Hall


About the Film

Lashtam Pashtam translates to ‘one way or another’ and is a story about relationships beyond the borders of India and Pakistan. It’s a drama based in Dubai and explores the bond of friendship between two boys – an Indian and a Pakistani – who are doubles partners in Tennis. Sid and Fahd face extenuating circumstances that test the strength of their friendship not just on court but in life as well, as they attempt to win the Nations’ Cup (doubles) tournament.


August 2018: Gulf News: ‘Lashtam Pashtam’ celebrates brotherhood without borders

August 2018: DNA India: Om Puri’s last film ‘Lashtam Pashtam’ inspired by the director’s real-life experiences

Post Screening Discussion with Director Manav Bhalla and Actor Vibhav Roy

Director: Manav Bhalla

Manav Bhalla (born January 3, 1980) is an Indian Filmmaker. He Directed, co-produced and co-wrote his debut film, Lashtam Pashtam, which was released by Sony Pictures in India. Born in a small town in North India, Bhalla started his career in a restaurant in the South Indian city of Hyderabad in 1999 before moving to General Electric’s call center in the same city. Over the course of the next 2 decades, he went on to work with some of the largest Fortune 500 organizations such as Dell Inc., HSBC, Maersk Line and Ecolab in senior leadership roles. Bhalla made his debut film while working a full-time day job in Dubai and traveling around the world. When he had moved to Dubai, he made friends with Pakistanis and the seed of telling this friendship story to the world. Bhalla feels quite emotional and proud having worked with the legendary Mr. Om Puri on Om ji’s last film and his first. He is currently working with some acclaimed writers on a few scripts and is getting ready to launch his 2nd film very soon.

Runtime: 108 minutes

Language: Hindi/Urdu

Genre: Drama

Country: India

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Short Film: Tele-Phone

About the Film

In the age of cell phones, four seemingly unrelated stories are told through an old fashioned telephone booth. What is it about this phone booth that connects these stories together?

Cast: Manoj Tiwari, Chetna Gola, Sangeeta Agrawal, Pushkar Vartak, Suhana Raphael, Mitu Raphael, Padmini Taskar, Ahsan Zulfiqar

Director: Mansoor Ahmed

Mansoor Ahmed (Moonie) is the Division Director for Astrophysics at NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center. His day job involves shooting the stars in the heavens. In the evenings and weekends, he has been shooting the stars on Earth with his video camera. He has directed a feature-length film, Bhool. As a founding member of Storytellers, he has been involved in more than a dozen short films in various capacities. Moonie’s passion for films can be traced back to his childhood days in Peshawar, Pakistan, where he lived across the street from the only English language cinema hall in the city, and became mesmerized by the world of film.

Runtime: 16 minutes

Genre: Drama

Language: English

Country: USA

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Short Film: The World in my Dreams






About the Film

The short is about the journey of a mute boy Raju. The mute child who works in a teastall as a helper boy. Raju refuses tips and once gets rewarded with Rs 500. He has dreams… Big dreams for a poor child… But the teenager sacrifices it all in seconds to feed a little child. After all, the world is in his dreams.

Director: Anusha Srinivasan Iyer

A journalist-Writer-Media Strategist and Image Management Consultant of repute from the last two and a half decades, Anusha Srinivasan Iyer is a name to reckon with in the Indian entertainment industry. Saare Sapne Apne Hain (The World In My Dreams) is her First Short Film which is about a boy working at a tea stall, gets Rs 500 and sacrifices his dreams to feed a little kid.

Runtime: 5 minutes

Genre: Drama

Language: Hindi

Country: India

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