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Electric Moon

Electric Moon
Directed by Pradip Krishen
Produced by Bobby Bedi (Kaleidoscope Entertainment)
Screenplay by Arundhati Roy
Starring Roshan Seth
Alice Spivak
Music by Simeon Venkov
Cinematography Giles Nuttgens
Edited by Pradip Krishen
Release dates December 4, 1992 (1992-12-04) (UK)
Running time 102.5 mins
Country United Kingdom/India[1]
Language English

Electric Moon is a 1992 Indian film directed by Pradip Krishen and written by Arundhati Roy.[2] The film was produced by Grapevine Media for Channel 4 Television and Bobby Bedi's Kaleidoscope Entertainment and was reviewed at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) and the 36th London Film Festival (1992).[3]

At the 40th National Film Awards, the film won the award for Best Feature Film in English.[4][5]

Set in an expensive tourist lodge in the forests of central India run by former royalty, Raja Ran Bikram Singh, 'Bubbles', the film is a satirical parody on Westerners visiting India, in search for their stereotypical notions of the country, replete with images of former Indian royalty, and relics of the British Raj. In turn the film was a commentary on social pretense and ecology. The issue was previously taken up by the Merchant-Ivory film The Guru (1969), and in time the film acquired a cult following.[6][7]

In a 2005 interview Roy said, "The movie I had in my head and different from the one we shot. I wanted it to have a more anarchic quality, but I didn't know enough about cinema to make that come through on screen." [8]

Cast

References

  1. ^ McFarlane, Brian; Anthony Slide (2003). The encyclopedia of British film. Methuen. p. 226.  
  2. ^ "'"Arundhati Roy: A 'small hero. BBC News Online. 2002-03-06. 
  3. ^ "Electric Moon (1992)". British Film Institute Database. 
  4. ^ "40th National Film Awards".  
  5. ^ "40th National Film Awards (PDF)".  
  6. ^ McGirk, Jan (9 April 1997). "Goddess of Small Things". The Independent (London). 
  7. ^ Norton, James H. K. (2001). India and South Asia. Dushkin/McGraw-Hill. p. 172.  
  8. ^ Vir Singhvi (April 2005). "'I think from a very early age, I was determined to negotiate with the world on my own'". Rediff.com. 
  9. ^ "Cast". BFI Film database. 

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