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Pokhar Ke Dunu Paar
Date and Time: Sat, May 13, 3:00 PM
Location: Theatre 4, Village East by Angelika, New York, NY
Director: Parth Saurabh
Starring: Abhinav Jha, Tanaya Khan Jha, Dheeraj Kumar
Run time: 1 Hour 44 minutes
Language: Hindi, with English Subtitles
Year Made: 2022
Country: India

In June 2020, Sumit and Priyanka, an eloped couple, have to return to their hometown due to the financial hardships caused by the lockdown. Once there, Sumit is still struggling to find a job as he and Priyanka are holed up in a decrepit Boys' Hostel. Their current crisis makes them seek solace elsewhere. As Sumit spends his time relaxing with friends, Priyanka seeks to return to the comfort of her conservative father's home. Her father agrees to let her come back under the condition that she abandon Sumit for good. Unsure about leaving him, Priyanka, in trying to remind Sumit about his responsibilities as the provider, ends up dumping all her anxieties on him. This results in Sumit, who carries his heart on his sleeve, being emotionally devastated. As the town drowns in the monsoon, an emotional distance has grown between him and Priyanka. Sumit's behavior after this gets rowdier as he tries to establish his own control over the house, while Priyanka fights to build a home. Are the differences between them too big to cross, or can a bridge be built between both sides of the pond?

Movie will be followed by Q & A with Parth Saurabh

Director : Parth Saurabh
Parth Saurabh was born and brought up in Darbhanga, the setting of 'Pokhar Ke Dunu Paar'. Having done his graduation in Engineering from IIT Kanpur, India's best Engineering college and feeling disillusioned, he completed a diploma in film-making specializing in direction from Whistling Woods. While there, he was selected to make a short documentary in China in association with the Beijing Normal University. His first feature screenplay 'A Temple In The Village' was selected for the NFDC Screenwriters' Lab, 2017. Unable to secure funding for the project, his next work was as the editor on Nisheeta Keni's 'Bogda'. He has also been part of the writing team on Achal Mishra's critically acclaimed film 'Dhuin' and Anubhav Sinha's upcoming film 'Bheed'. His debut feature 'Pokhar Ke Dunu Paar' received the New Directors Award - Special Mention at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.