After it’s critically acclaimed release in the US, National Award Winning Director Kranti Kanadé brings his radical new film ‘CRD’ back home. Releasing in metros across India 29th September!
CRD received rave reviews by Los Angeles Times, Hollywood Reporter, LA Weekly, Screen Anarchy and others. It was shown as part of studies at the prestigious US film schools USC and UCLA as well as FTII and NFAI in India.
Los Angeles Times in its glorious review says,
“Indian film CRD is audacious, enchanting, indefinable & infectious.” – Robert Abele.
Indian film critic Namrata Joshi in The Hindu says,
“CRD boldly goes where no Indian film has gone before!”
“Entrancing, vibrant, irreverent, category-defying! Kanadé an assured visual stylist!”
– Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter.
“Allusive, elusive and by turns funny, romantic and tragic, CRD is a film tuned to the pitch of the artist’s heart.”- LA Weekly.
“CRD, An ethereal exercise In Art” – ScreenAnarchy.
Film Journalist & Author (Variety, The Hindu) Naman Ramachandran says, “This astonishing film heralds the arrival of a bold new voice in world cinema where all limits are breached and boundaries crossed. Be prepared for a breathtaking journey, the likes of which you’ve never been on before.”
CRD Synopsis: A Young Dramatist rebels against his fascist Tutor to form his troop of misfits – aiming to win a prestigious theatre competition and trying to find the hardest thing of all: his voice. Inspired by real life event ‘Purushottam’ theatre competition in Pune, India.
“This groundbreaking film creates an idiom that has no predecessor in Indian cinema. With images that are as beguiling as they are stunning, it is a heady cocktail of bravura performances, socio-politically inspired screenwriting, stylish cinematography and filmmaking choices as unpredictable as they are hilarious, thrilling and bonkers. The director’s blissful disregard for convention and his embrace of experimentation bring to mind the masters of the French New-Wave.” – Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA)
Kranti Kanadé (Director – Producer)
National Award Winning Director Kranti Kanadé’s forthcoming release GANDHI OF THE MONTH stars the legendary Harvey Keitel (Reservoir Dogs, Taxi Driver, Youth). His children’s film MAHEK won awards around the world and CHAITRA won five National Film Awards being India’s official entry to the Student Academy Awards. He studied at UCLA and FTII.
Kranti Kanadé & Dharmakirti Sumant (Written by)
Dharmakirti Sumant is one of the most talented and celebrated young playwrights of Pune, India. Winner of the prestigious Yuva Sahitya Akademi Award, Dharma’s first play was staged when he was 16. CRD is his debut feature.
Cast & Crew
Mrinmayee Godbole as Persis
A rising star of Marathi cinema with a recent hit ‘Chi Va Chi Sau Ka’. This is her Debut Hindi feature film.
Vinay Sharma as Mayank
A graduate of the prestigious FTII and Delhi University. Though he has worked before in Yash Raj film’s ‘Lafangey Parindey’, ‘CRD’ is his major lead break out film. His unbelievable performance has been compared to the very best in the world cinema.
Introducing Saurabh Saraswat as Chetan
Critics are calling him a major new discovery of recent times. Saurabh has given a performance of a lifetime in his debut Hindi feature. He is a graduate of the prestigious FTII.
Introducing Abhay Mahajan as Netra
A rising star on YouTube, Theatre as well as cinema, Abhay is considered a thinking man’s actor or an actor’s actor. His performances in theater are hailed in high regard. This is his debut Hindi feature.
Introducing Isha Keskar as Dipti
Wildly popular on Marathi TV serial ‘Jai Malhar’, Isha’s mind-blowing audition fetched her this role. This is her debut Hindi feature.
Daniel Katz (Director Of Photography)
Irish-American based in New York, his ‘Curfew’ film won Oscar.
Garth Neustadter (Music Composer)
Based in Los Angeles, Emmy Award Winner. Needed more than 6 months to compose due to its elusive narrative.