World Panorama - Doha Tribecca Film Festival 2010
Vikramaditya Motwane's debut film, "Udaan," is the story of Rohan, a teenage boy who - after spending eight years on his own in boarding school - returns home to a small industrial town and finds himself facing his authoritarian father, along with a younger half-brother he didn't even know existed. Forced to work in his father's steel factory and study engineering against his wishes, Rohan strives to forge his own identity out of his given circumstances and pursue his dream of becoming a writer. "Udaan" literally means "to take flight," and the story reflects the struggle of the young main character as he attempts to break free from his shackles. The film, featuring Rajat Barmecha, Ronit Roy, Aayan Boradia and Ram Kapoor, became the first Indian motion picture in seven years to be named an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival.
About the Director
Born in Mumbai in 1976, Motwane worked as an assistant to highly-respected Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. He also handled various duties including choreography, sound design and screenwriting for other directors, worked as an assistant director and collaborator on several previous pictures. "Udaan" marks his feature directing debut.
- Vikramaditya Motwane
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- Rajat Barmecha, Anand Tiwari, Manjot Singh, Ram Kapoor, Ronit Roy