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Synopsis

Angry Indian Goddesses is India’s first female buddy movie with a fresh, realistic portrait of women in India today. Frieda, a fashion-commercial photographer trying to find her own art, gathers her closest girlfriends from all over India to travel to Goa for a surprise announcement: she’s getting married! Thus begins an impromptu bachelorette celebration that lasts for a full week. A riotous roller-coaster ride of girl bonding; friendships, break ups, make ups, fuck ups, passion, devastation, hesitation, terrorization and self realization. Amidst the fun and frenzy, heartbreak and heartache, passion and obsession, youth and innocence, secrets tumble out, tensions emerge, bonds are formed and emotions run high. Soon events will take a more serious turn, but for the moment these women are determined to seize the day.

Director’s Statement

For years I longed to do a film with firebrand Indian women in lead roles because shockingly 96% of female roles in Indian cinema have the woman as an accessory, a decoration, or a lover (translate that to the female cast being sexy), or playing a mother, or sister whose “izzat”(honour) the hero or “big bro” must protect. Alternatively, she is the ultimate ‘IT’ girl! Her male lead must have a gun and a female counterpart but the film caters to males: it must be a testosterone driven film. Female roles are glamourized and there’s always a dance or ‘gaana’ (song). Of course the glamour doesn’t dignify the woman and it’s still the guy’s movie!

Be it action, rom-com, thriller… the man must dominate more screen time, say the real lines and win the women over. Even the recent lot of all Bollywood buddy movies run high on male testosterone, as if women don’t “buddy” or connect with each other!! As a filmmaker who loves women and everything feminine, I have been witnessing an outcry from the Indian women for gender equality, respect and dignity. Thus, I was compelled to use their fury as my fuel to fire up the ANGRY INDIAN GODDESSES!

Pan Nalin
September, 2015

CAST

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Sarah is a former Channel V VJ and Miss India 2007. She has also appeared in the Australian Rock Band INXS’s video “Never Let you Go”. She made her Bollywood debut opposite Abhishek Bachchan in Game (2011) and also starred in films such as Kya Super Kool Hai Hum (2012), O Teri (2014) and Happy New Year (2014). Sarah’s upcoming film is the Guneet Monga (Shikhya Entertainment) produced Zubaan which premieres at this year’s Busan International Film Festival.

SARAH-JANE DIAS

as FRIEDA

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Rajshri left a career as media planner to straddle the world of her dreams – acting, An ardent traveller, she is trained in Kathakali, sword fighting and Kalari payattu. She has a vast repertoire of work in theatre, and her film credits include For Hire (short – 2012), Talaash (2012) and Kick (2015). TV work includes Kuchh to Log Kahenge and Anil Kapoor’s hit TV show 24:India (2014) where she played the character of Agent Veena. Rajshri has recently been seen in the Malayalam film, Haram (2015) and has a number of exciting films slated to release early 2016, She is passionate about her work in the community through NGO groups SOS Papa and Dharavi Diary.

RAJSHRI DESHPANDE

as LAXMI

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Sandhya Mridul, is acclaimed for her roles in Saathiya (2002), Page 3 (2005), Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007), Via Darjeeling (2008), Force (2011) and Ragini MMS (2013). She was also the runner-up in the popular television dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (Season 2).

SANDHYA MRIDUL

as SURANJANA

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A sought-after face in the fashion and entertainment industry, Amrit is the former brand ambassador of the cosmetic giant Lakme. Amrit has graced the front covers and features of many international magazines including GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, FHM, Vogue, Maxim, Verve and Femina. In 2014, she starred in the feature film MAD: Mad About Dance followed by the Punjabi feature Goreyan Nu Daffa Karo (2014) and Amar Akbar Anthony (2015).

AMRIT MAGHERA

as JOANNA

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A model, anchor, actor and stylist, Pavleen has been the proud face of brands such as Yamaha and Dabur. She has walked the ramp for designers such as Sabyasachi, Rohit Bal and Tarun Tahiliani and on major fashion shows such as the Wills India Fashion Week and Bridal Asia. She has hosted Band Baaja Buffet on the Food Network and Bazaar and Joggers Park for the Travel Trendz Channel. In 2014, she made her feature film debut with Trip To Bhangarh.

PAVLEEN GUJRAL

as PAMELA

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India’s renowned pop diva was born into a family who loves their rock & roll. Anushka came into the limelight as a member of Viva, India’s most successful, all-girl band which sold over half a million copies of their first album. Her connection with the youth led Channel V got her signed on as a VJ and her passion for motorcycles also led to her hosting MTV’s Stuntmania. The super hit song Golmaal launched her Bollywood playback singing career and she has since worked with the hottest music directors in the country. Known for her cool style, Anushka constantly graces the lists of the best dressed women in the country.

ANUSHKA MANCHANDA

as MADHUREETA

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Tannishtha is best known for her performance in the British film Brick Lane (2007) where she was nominated for the British Independent Film awards in the ‘Best Actress’ category. Her other notable roles have been in Academy Award winning German director Florian Gallenberger’s film, Shadows of Time (2005), Road Movie (2010) with Abhay Deol, Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid (2012), Gulab Gang (2013) with Madhuri Dixit, Monsoon Shootout (2013) which was an official selection at the 66th Cannes film festival and Chauranga (2014). Tannishtha is currently filming the Australian romantic comedy UnIndian with Bret Lee and Garth Davies’ film Lion co- starring Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel.

TANNISHTHA CHATTERJEE

as NARGIS

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Team

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Pan Nalin came into the global spotlight with his debut feature film SAMSARA (Miramax). The movie was a commercial and critical success worldwide and won over thirty awards at various film-related events.
Nalin, a self-taught filmmaker, was born in a remote village in Gujarat, India. Until the age of 12, Nalin helped his father sell tea on a railway platform. He disliked school, putting his energy into painting and drawing instead. He also actively staged mythological dramas and folk plays.
Later, as a teenager, he left his family and village in pursuit of cinema. He studied
Fine Arts at the M.S. University of Baroda. Nalin made over fifty wedding videos to finance his education. While living in Baroda, he discovered Hollywood movies and world cinema. A year later Nalin went to study design at the prestigious National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad (NID). While at NID, he wrote about movies and managed the film club by programming films from around the world. After creating four animated films and twenty short silent films in college, Nalin concluded that the best film school is life itself.
With a passion for cinema and travel what naturally followed was documentaries. Nalin made several of them with the BBC, Discovery, Canal Plus and other leading international networks. His multiple award-winning feature documentary AYURVEDA: ART OF BEING was theatrically released worldwide with major success. To date, it remains the highest grossing Indian documentary film.
Nalin’s romantic epic VALLEY OF FLOWERS was pre-sold to nearly 35 countries and considered a major underground hit. It still continues to enjoy a multiple-platform release with cult, critical and commercial success worldwide. The Manga-like world of VALLEY OF FLOWERS was filmed in Japan and in the remote, high altitude Himalayas. VALLEY OF FLOWERS won Best Picture at IFFLA Los Angeles.
Nalin’s latest feature documentary FAITH CONNECTIONS was an official selection at Toronto International Film Festival (2013) and it won the Audience Choice Award at IFFLA Los Angeles (2013). FAITH CONNECTIONS, currently in theatrical release across Europe, was also released in the U.S and Australia with great critical and commercial success. Nalin recently completed filming a spiritual thriller in India and New Zealand called BEYOND THE KNOWN WORLD starring David Wenham & Emmanuelle Beart, which is now in post-production in New Zealand.
Nalin’s tragic comedy screenplay SLIGHTLY SANE adapted from S. H. Manto’s TOBA TEK SINGH recently won the CJ Entertainment’s Award for Best International Project at the Asia Film Market of Busan International Film Festival, South Korea.
Nalin has served as a jury member at many prestigious international film festivals, has attended several prominent, filmmaking and screenwriting labs, and has been on the panels of many prestigious cinema, literature & arts conclaves. In 2014 Pan Nalin made it to The Better India’s prestigious list of “25 NRI Across The World Who Have Made India Proud”.

Pan Nalin

Director

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Gaurav has over a decade of experience producing some of the largest films and international TV shows created in India, including such features as RANG DE BASANTI, DELHI 6 and MANGAL PANDEY.
In 2011, Gaurav produced ICE ROAD TRUCKERS for History (USA), the biggest international TV show shot in India. He has also line-produced over 10 seasons of THE AMAZING RACE for CBS – USA.
In early 2012, Gaurav co-produced PEDDLERS which was selected in Critics’ Week section of Cannes Film Festival, 2012. In 2013, Gaurav co-produced HARAM KHOR & VAKRATUNDA MAHAKAYA with producer Guneet Monga.
In 2013, Gaurav produced the highly popular feature documentary FAITH CONNECTIONS. Directed by Pan Nalin, it was an official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival TIFF 2013 – World Premiere. FAITH CONNECTIONS also won the Audience Choice Award at IFFLA, Los Angeles 2013. In 2014, Gaurav produced the English feature BEYOND THE KNOWN WORLD, a first India-New Zealand co-production. Directed by Pan Nalin, the film stars David Wenham and Emmanuelle Beart and is currently in post-production. Gaurav is currently busy with a slate of films which are in different stages of development at Jungle Book Entertainment.

Gaurav Dhingra

Producer

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Nandish Domlur, a heart surgeon by profession, is a veteran of sorts in the global kids andfamily entertainment industry. Nandish Domlur has spent close to ten years in the digital content services business and has been instrumental in building Paprikaas, a premier digital content services studio catering to the global animation, video games and visual fx industry, as a preferred vendor to several leading international studios and has closely monitored the different business models followed by leading Hollywood studios. He has a well entrenched network among international production and distribution houses, broadcasters etc.
Mr. Domlur with his associates founded Paprikaas, a digital content services studio with a motley group of twelve passionate and creative artists and scaled it to be the premier studio in India with about 900 artists, through a joint venture with Technicolor, a 90 year old post production services company in Hollywood, USA. Under the leadership of Mr. Domlur, Paprikaas was ranked among the Top 100 Companies in Asia by the Red Herring magazine.
In addition, Mr. Domlur is backed by a passionate, experienced creative and technology team which has delivered high quality digital content over the last ten years to the global clients. Mr. Domlur is currently the Chair Person of the Vision Group that is advising the Govt of Karnataka on drafting the Animation, Video Games and Visual Fx policy and is pioneering the efforts to promote Karnataka as a hub for digital entertainment. Mr. Domlur, who strongly believes in technology being an enabler to digital content creation, is also an industry partner with Wipro, a Fortune 500 IT services company among others in the “India Innovative Labs” initiative which is pioneering innovative technologies and applications in partnership with the Haptic Labs at MIT to be used in building digital world heritage sites – the first among them being the Digi Hampi backed by the Government of Karnataka, India. Mr. Domlur, through this initiative is laying out a digital content strategy enabled by technology platforms to promote tourism and culture across India and then offer it to the global market as a unique product & service offering.

Nandish Domlur

Executive Producer

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Sol Bondy was born in 1979 and grew up in London, Spain and Berlin. He studied Literature and Spanish for two years in Berlin. Later he studied film production at the German film school dffb Berlin. During his studies he produced many shorts that travelled all around the world, winning many prestigious prizes, such as German Camera Award or the LOLA – the German Short Film Prize in Gold. He graduated in 2010 with DIE VERMISSTEN (REPORTED MISSING), a full-length feature film, which premiered at the Berlinale and was nominated for the European Film Awards 2012. In 2013, he was recognized by Screen International as one of the “Future Leaders: Producers” for their Cannes special issue and graduated from the “Trans Atlantic Partners” program. Bondy subsequently teaches production at the dffb, Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Met Film School and Raindance Institute Berlin.

SOL BONDY

Co-Producer

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Jamila Wenske was born in 1975 and grew up in Berlin. She graduated in 2005 from the German film school HFF “Konrad Wolf” in Babelsberg after which she studied in the German-French Masterclass Atelier Network for European junior producers in Paris and Ludwigsburg. In 2005 she won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale with her short film JAM SESSION. Jamila has been the production manager for large feature films, including Hans-Christian Schmid’s international co-production STORM, which premiered in competition at the Berlinale in 2009 and Geraldine Bajard’s LA LISIERE (THE EDGE), which had it’s world premiere in Locarno 2010. In 2014, Jamila was selected for the Ateliers du Cinéma Européen program. She is a member of the ACE Producers Network and teaches film production at the Met Film School in Berlin.

JAMILA WENSKE

Co-Producer

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Dilip Shankar has worked with some of the world’s most talented directors and is often credited for introducing new exceptional talent as a Casting Director. His casting credits include Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited, Florian Gallenberger’s Shadows of Time, Pan Nalin’s Valley of Flowers and Mike Cahill’s I Origins. Dilip also has casted Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra’s Delhi 6, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Ashvin Kumar’s The Little Terrorist amongst other hindi films. Dilip was the Associate Director of Pan Nalin’s feature documentary Faith Connections which premiered at TIFF 2013.

Dilip Shankar

Casting & Associate Director, and Co-Writer

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Swapnil’s work as a cinematographer includes the Pan Nalin directed feature documentary Faith Connections which was an official selection at TIFF 2013; The Dewarists, a part music documentary part travelogue that won a bronze Lion at Cannes 2012 and Sound Trippin, a MTV series about finding original music in remote parts of India. Zubaan, produced by acclaimed Indian indie producer Guneet Monga is Swapnil’s next film and is slated for a late 2015 release.

SWAPNIL S. SONAWARE

Director of Photography

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After a stint with cutting commercials, short films and TV shows like the music travelogue The Dewarists, Shreyas Beltangdy moved to feature films in 2011, editing such diverse projects as the indie comedy Love, Wrinkle-Free, the documentary Faith Connections directed by Pan Nalin (TIFF 2013), and the upcoming romantic drama Kaash presented by Mira Nair and featuring Kalki Koechlin. Angry Indian Goddesses is his next feature film.

SHREYAS BELTANGDY

Editor

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Aradhana Seth is an acclaimed designer, photographer and filmmaker. She has been the Art Director of films such as Wes Andersons’ The Darjeeling Limited and Production Designer of Deepa Mehta’s Fire and Earth, recreating perfectly composed scenes from everywhere in India. Aradhana is also the Production Designer of the British film West is West and bollywood feature Don amongst many others.

Aradhana Seth

Production Designer

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Credits

Written & Directed by: Pan Nalin
Produced by: Gaurav Dhingra, Pan Nalin
Executive Producer: Nandish Domlur
Co-Producer: Sudhir Chander Dhingra, Advet Bhambhani
Co-Producer: Sol Bondy, Jamila Wenske
Associate Producer: Arsala Qureishi, Siddharth Bagai, Gaurav Sehgal, Sumeeta Bhardwaj Sehgal
Line Producer: Shyam Bora
Co Writers: Dilip Shankar, Subhadra Mahajan, Arsala Qureishi
Casting & Associate Director: Dilip Shankar
Director of Photography: Swapnil S Sonawane

Editor: Shreyas Beltangdy
Additional Editing: Vessela Martschewski
Production Design: Aradhana Seth
Art Director: Tiya Tejpal
Costume Design: Ashima Belapurkar
Make Up & Hair Design: Sara Menitra
Location Sound: Atirek Pandey
Sound Design:  P.M. Satheesh & Manoj Goswami
Music: Cyril Morin

Songs: Ram Sampath featuring Bhanvari Devi & Hard Kaur, Anushka Manchanda, Rajesh ‘BlaaZe’ Raman, M Boyer featuring Antonette Mendes, Kary Arora and Ashish Prabhu Ajgaonkar & Dr Swapnil Salkar.

jungle book

Production Company

Jungle Book Entertainment, a vision shared by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Pan Nalin and producer Gaurav Dhingra, is an independent Film and Television production company based in India. Jungle Book Entertainment’s productions include an array of feature films, documentaries and television with an impressive association with producers, directors and acting talents from across the world. Jungle Book Entertainment produces work across all genres, which have distinctiveness, originality and top-notch production values. The company takes pride in creation of original content and follows it through all stages of the filmmaking process and distribution.

Jungle Book Entertainment’s goal is to unite with other independent film production companies, film financiers, and philanthropists to help create powerful, thoughtful and unique motion pictures. The company is a tribe of likeminded artists and entrepreneurs who believe in talent, particularly in pursuit of shared passion projects, which are viable as winning financial model. Jungle Book Entertainment invests heavily –but smartly, on in-depth writing and content creation. Jungle Book Entertainment is presently developing a slate of films for Indian and International market.

Nalin and Gaurav bring years of global film and television experience in the form of their respective companies, Monsoon Films and Oasis Motion Pictures and its sister concern, Oasis Television, into one dynamic entity Jungle Book Entertainment. They have line produced one of the most acclaimed non-fiction TV series AMAZING RACE (with Earthcare Films). They are the Indian Producers for History Channel’s ICE ROAD TRUCKERS: DEADLIEST ROADS. They have embraced the challenge of the rigorous Himalayas at 16,000 feet above sea level for international co-production of feature films such as SAMSARA (Germany-Italy-France) and VALLEY OF FLOWERS (France-Germany-Japan).

Recently, Jungle Book Entertainment skillfully tackled 70 million devout congregating at the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad (India) to produce the feature length documentary FAITH CONNECTIONS. It was an official selection at Toronto International Film Festival 2013, in IFFLA Los Angeles it won the Audience Choice Award, and it was officially invited to Sydney Film Festival, CPH: DOX, MAMI, IFFI and dozens of other festivals across the globe. FAITH CONNECTIONS has been released in over 20 countries worldwide and counting (releasing in Italy in October 2015).

Jungle Book Entertainment is in production of English feature titled, BEYOND THE KNOWN WORLD, a New Zealand India co-production. Cast includes David Wenham, Emmanuelle Beart, Chelsea Preston Crayford and Sia Trokenheim. The film is currently in post-production.

onetwofilms

Co-Production Company

One Two Films is a Berlin based production company founded by Sol Bondy, Jamila Wenske and Christoph Lange. The focus is feature films for the international market. Providing carefully selected directors and writers with a home base, the slate is divided into director-driven and producer-driven projects. In the past years, the company has specialized in international co-productions and in bringing daring, entertaining cinema to a world audience.

Already in 2013, they were recognized by Screen International as “Future Leaders: Producers” for Screen’s Cannes special issue. The producers are also graduates of the “Trans Atlantic Partners” program and ACE – European Producers Network.
Their films include: the 2012 Max Ophüls’ audience award winner, PUPPE, ICKE & DER DICKE (“DOLL, THE FATSO & ME”) by Felix Stienz, the Israeli-German coproduction YOUTH by Tom Shoval, which celebrated its international premiere at the Berlinale Panorama 2013, WHISPERS BEHIND THE WALL, a first feature for TV by Grzegorz Muskala which premiered in Rotterdam, the Danish-German co- production with Zentropa I AM HERE, directed by Anders Morgenthaler and starring Kim Basinger, which is being sold by TrustNordisk, and finally the Indian-German co-production ANGRY INDIAN GODDESSES by Pan Nalin, a TIFF world premiere, which is being sold by Mongrel International.

Projects for 2015-2016 include the international co- productions THE TALE by Jennifer Fox, starring Laura Dern and HIER by Balint Kenyeres, as well as new work by Isabel Coixet and Jan Speckenbach.

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