What would be the best way to spend 95 minutes? I would recommend catching ‘Patang’, a small, spunky colorful kite of a film which will make your spirits soar. Made by US-based Prashant Bhargava, it’s his first feature film and took six years to make. With it, he’s thrown filmi convention to the winds – going off on a limb, using hand-held cameras, no storyboards and mostly non-actors.
The little film has won big praise, showing at The Berlin Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival, and scores of other festivals. I think the biggest compliment one can pay ‘Patang’ is that you forget it’s a movie, that it’s all been ‘shot’. ‘Patang’ is the real life of small towns, the intricacies of familial bonds and the joy of small moments shared together.