India produces over 1,600 films in various languages every year. However, there are many stories that do not reach us, mainly because they do not get a theatrical release. Tata Sky’s newly launched Tata Sky Mumbai Film Festival service will be screening some of these fantastic movies. They have fresh storylines and guarantee a great dose of entertainment. Let’s take a sneak peek at the movies that will soon be screened on the service
1. Beyond All Boundaries
Beyond All Boundaries is a captivating story of three people – a cricket superfan, a Boy Wonder and a female cricketer. Their lives revolve around the game of cricket. This documentary is set against the backdrop of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. It showcases Prithvi Shaw, former under-19 captain, as a child prodigy. It’s a delight to watch him hit master strokes at the tender age of 12. The film also shows experts predicting Shaw will be the next big thing in Indian cricket. They were so right! Shaw went on to lead the Indian team to victory in the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup
2. 417 Miles
This 2016 film is bound to remind you of your long-lost friends. 417 Miles is a story of two best friends who lose touch after college. They get together after a decade and go on a road trip. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? What makes this movie so relatable is the fact that the conversations seem very real. There are awkward silences, differences of opinion, and loads of wonderful memories. We have all gone through such phases in our friendship. 417 Miles is a must-watch for all who miss their friends and want to revive those bonds. Remember, your childhood buddy is just a call away!
3. The Song of Scorpions
The Song of Scorpions is a 2017 film with a fresh take on love, revenge and music. It is an unusual story about the healing powers possessed by a singer in Rajasthan. Her song can cure anyone who has been stung by a scorpion. The plot revolves around the traditional beliefs of a tribal community. Shot in the golden sands of the Thar Desert, the movie has landscapes that will leave you mesmerised. Kudos to the exceptional cinematography!
4. Train Chaar Baje Ki Hai
Train Chaar Baje Ki Hai is an emotional journey of a tribal family that disintegrates due to migration. Two sons of an aging mother move to the city in search of work. The third one is all set to follow suit. The sons face many challenges adjusting to the harsh realities of the urban life. Separating from the family and moving to a strange land becomes overwhelming. There is uncertainty all around, and this 2015 documentary depicts it very well. The emotions couldn’t get any more real!