GANDU Director Trips Out A Classic. Watch The TASHER DESH Trailer.

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
Indian indie maverick Q made a huge splash around the world with his recent feature Gandu - a film that has won acclaim around the world while being denied a release in its own country. But distribution troubles or no, Q has moved right on to his latest effort: An adaptation of classic stage play Tasher Desh.

Tasher Desh is one of Tagore's most famous dance operas, a unique genre he developed that was influenced by Western opera.

A Prince, tired of suffocating in his palace, goes in search of adventure. Accompanied by a far more conventional travelling companion, a Merchant, the mismatched pair get shipwrecked in the Land of Cards . Here the inhabitants are playing cards, well regulated and devoid of emotions. With the wild force of his personality, the Prince starts to effect change in the Cards and gradually their human qualities begin to emerge...
Scheduled to have its world premiere at the Rome International Film Festival, Twitch is proud to present the first trailer for Q's Tasher Desh. Check out this incredibly bold, vibrant and challenging bit of work below.
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  • For anyone reading this that wants to catch up on Q's previous work, you can watch Love in India and Gandu on-demand from anywhere in the world via http://getfilmi.com legally and in high quality ;)

  • rumi

    Lol this shit, nice try desi directors, but the best you can do is watch videshi films and ape, in this process you do rape, these gawar innocent viewers, whose eyes are flashed by all the colours, unconventional shots and dialogues and glitzy make up. a broken non-linear narrative doesn't make it a masterpiece it just makes you a master gaandu.

  • glitch

    Yo Rumi,

    What are you talking about man? You haven't even seen the film, how can you already judge it? Anyway, your pathetic attempt at poetry (Lol this shit, nice try desi directors, but the best you can do is watch videshi films and ape, in this process you do rape, these gawar innocent viewers, ) tells me how capable you are at judging what a master piece film, a piece of art or a plain piece of shit is.

    Also, don't comment on a whim. It makes you look stupid. If someone is trying to do something different, then don't be so cynical. Chill out and watch the film. Why already create a frame in your head before watching it?

    And about being a master gandu, i have a feeling Q would rather be a super master gandu than a master film maker in your eyes.

    I would love to be part of being a master gandu as well. At least i won't be like you then.

    Your words are not poetic. They are plain immature.
    Let go of your 'post colonial hangover' (taken from the agitator) and give in to what someone else is trying to say.

    I can't wait to watch the film. Maybe it will help break the facade i'm in. I'm sick of watching romances on screen portrayed by rich Indians in their mansions living an incestous life, making films and art for themselves and their friends.

    I'm sick of being bombarded with information that tries to calm my anger.

    I want to watch Tasher Desh.
    Be Pure. Be Free. Be infinite.

  • agitator

    Thanks Glitch !

    Obviously our friend Rumi here, has deep issues with his desi identity and influx of foreign cinema on his senses that fills him with petty jealousy. Rumi, just chill and respect this forum and space for a serious discussion on cinema.
    Be critical, not abusive.
    Your comments are not worthy on this site. There are other platforms where you can go and rant.

  • glitch

    Many more like our friend Rumi.
    I sometimes find it hard to not get stuck in a hangover as well. Hopefully these foreigners ;) (by which i mean an influx of new ideas...which also isn't very new ...it's just something that was forgotten to us) will help me change.

    I believe Q is trying to teach us something we have long forgotten. Living in our fake pretense of Culture that was taught to us, but wasn't really ours, as our true identity kept getting more and more muddy.

    Q and his gang are breaking us. It's time we all break whatever holds us back.

  • agitator

    umm, rumi, don't take it personally but, you are the perfect post colonial servant:)

  • glitch

    can't wait for the trip

  • agitator

    killer !

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