Mukherjee, the enfant terrible of Indian cinema, has been described as the Indian equivalent to Argentinean director Gaspar Noé. »Gandu« is stylistically similar to Noé’s work. With intense and at times aggressive visuals Mukherjee tells the story of Gandu, who is a true heir to the angry young men of the British realism. Both sexually frustrated and angry due to his unemployment, Gandu voices his grievances through rap, sometimes rapping directly into the camera. Far from what is generally associated with Bollywood, Mukherjee is not afraid to indulge in scenes containing graphic violence, explicit sex, and drug usage. This film, mainly shot in black and white in the streets of Calcutta, has but one goal and Mukherjee could not have phrased it better: “I want to fuck up your mind”.

Gandu poster
Title
Gandu
Director
Kaushik Mukherjee
Country
India
Length
85 min
Festival
2011
Section
Asian Images
Language
Bengali
Premiere status
Nordic Premiere
Production year
2010
Cast
Anubrata, Joyraj, Rii
Producer
Kaushik Mukherjee

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