Pankh is a new Hindi movie of Bollywood. Pankh movie releases on 2nd April, 2010 in Indian theaters. Pankh movie introduces a story about life imitating art in a strange way.
Bipasha Basu, Lilette Dubey, Mahesh Manjrekar, Ronit Roy, Maradona Rebello and Amit Purohit are the leading casts of Pankh movie.
Sudipto Chattopodhyay is director of Pankh Hindi film. Producer of the movie is Sanjay Gupta. Music and lyric of the movie is composed by Raju Singh.
Official website of Pankh 2010 movie, www.pankhthefilm.com, writes about the movie synopsis, “It is a story about life imitating art in a grotesque and bizarre way. This film seeks to probe into the mechanism that operates behind the creation of dreams.
It is highlights a phenomenon that was peculiar and exclusive to the Indian film industry – the practice of casting children in roles opposite to their natural genders. We have had many instances of young girls being cast as boys in films and vice versa. Their screen names used to be changed to suit the gender they were playing on screen. Interestingly, in Raja Harishchandra, the first narrative film made in India, a man portrayed the heroine’s role. It was a common practice in Indian theatre till the middle half of the last century, to cast men in women’s roles. In cinema however, verisimilitude was sought to a greater degree and hence the entire persona of the performer had to be changed to suit the screen image. It is difficult to ascertain gender of children by their appearance. Their clothes and hairdos often demarcate them. So the practice of casting perky kids, who could deliver effortless performances, in roles that were not representing their own gender, was widely practiced in Indian films.
This film purports to delve into the psyche of one such person who was forced to assume a gender role other than his natural gender and analyses the disastrous consequences that follow and destroy him in his adulthood.
Baby Kusum is the story of a boy burdened with a sexual identity not his own. It is about the brutality of a society that imposes superficial gender codes. It is a story of human suffering and about the tragedy of human predicament. The film tries to explore the complex maze of relationships: the Oedipal, the homosexual, the exploitative. It tears that veil of shame that covers the face of this glamorous profession. Truth stares naked at the face of an audience bred on and allured by the sham of this life.
Baby Kusum explores various spaces – the real space, the mind space, the sexual space and the spiritual space. All stand juxtaposed together and often are intermingled to create panoply of gore and blood, of intensity and brutality, of love and shame. Cinematically it confronts the time space continuum. It conjures and jumbles up the time past, the time present and the time operative, all together within the same mental space. It creates a delusion. It provokes and raises several pertinent questions. But it never ignores basic human emotions. That is where it becomes a moral fable, a pious tale. That is where it connects to the common man.”
The movie has tried to introduce the mechanism that operates behind the creation of dreams. Story of the movie has tried connects to the common man.
Synopsis of Pankh movie revolves around cinema within cinema. It is the story of Baby Kusum. He is forced to play a girl in movies. He plays his character as a girl. Eventually, he falls in love with a girl who doesn't exist.
Pankh movie has introduced Bipasha Basu in a very new looks. She has played a very unique character in this movie. The movie is presented by White Feather Arthouse Films in association with Magicworks.
The movie has tried to introduce a baby who is burdened with a sexual identity not his own. In the movie you will watch brutality of a society also that imposes superficial gender codes. Pankh movie has introduced a very good concept of complex jumble of relationships - the Oedipal, the homosexual and the exploitative just like Love, Sex Aur Dhokha movie.