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Ajyal Film Festival 2019

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Udaan (Udaan)

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Vikramaditya Motwane / Feature Narrative / India / 2010 / 137 min / Color / 35 mm
In Hindi / English, Arabic subtitles
Interests: About Family, Drama
Middle East Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.


  • Fri, Oct 29, 10:30 PM, (City Center 07) Regular screening
    • Q&A: Cast in attendance
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  • Sat, Oct 30, 09:30 PM, (City Center 07) Regular screening
    • Q&A: Cast in attendance
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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 Directors

Vikramaditya Motwane
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
Vikramaditya Motwane, Anurag Kashyap
Anurag Kashyap, Ronnie Screwvala, Sanjay Singh
Dipika Kalra
Amit Trivedi
Mahendra J. Shetty
Rajat Barmecha, Anand Tiwari, Manjot Singh, Ram Kapoor, Ronit Roy

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