TRUE LOVE IS JUST FILMI – SACCHA PYAAR SIRF FILMI HAI
experimental video, India / Switzerland / Germany 2003, 15 mins
DV Pal, 4:3, colour, stereo, English, German & Hindi subtitles

synopsis
A bright and sunny afternoon on a fairground in South Bombay. Pooja bumps into Rahul and they both fall in love. But their happiness won't last too long. Soon their love fades into futility. More and more they become part of an emotional and aesthetic system, consisting of codecs, loops and variations. Situations reincarnate. Pooja and Rahul don't even realize that they've become victims of a filmi masala formula that starts taking over control of their lifes. Will they ever find a way out of this trap... ?

credits
cast: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Girish Pardesi, Gyan Prakash
lookalikes: Malini Toubro, Ashutosh Choubey
dancers: Vinotha Thambipillai, Pablo Ramacher
idea, direction, camera, edit: Bernd Lützeler
choreography: Rajyashree Ramesh, Vinotha Thambipillai
studio camera & lights: Paul Leyton
location camera: Bernd Lützeler
grip: Sakharam Jamdade
motion graphics: Eliane Schott, Bernd Lützeler
music: Christian Hensen, Tim Hielscher, Kenebert Stanley © Q-Media-Control
vocals: Sangeetha Sekaran
audio engineering & mastering: Tim Hielscher
hindi subtitles: Giti Thadani
german subtitles: Bernd Lützeler
shot on location in Bombay, Switzerland and at the UdK Berlin
supported by: FirmaFormat, Lasya Academy Mumbai, New Delhi Shop, Chapati Design,
Rajyashree Ramesh Academy for Performing Arts & Dance Theatre Productions

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awards
hans w. geißendörfer newcomer award 20. Video/Film Tage, Koblenz, Germany, 2003

screenings
PerspektivWechsel - Werkstatt der Kulturen, Berlin, Germany, 2009
DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival, Washington DC, USA, 2007
Asian-European Short Film Showcase, Washington DC, USA, 2007
Indian Cine Film Festival, Delhi, India, 2007
Twilight Film Festival, Delhi, India, 2007
Mood Indigo, IIT-Campus, Mumbai, India, 2005
Antimatter Underground Film Festival, Victoria, Canada, 2005
Short Cuts, Hyderabad, India, 2005
EthnoFilmFest, Berlin, Germany, 2005
selected for New Screen Television, Orlando, Florida, USA
Grand Finale Portobello Winter Film Festival, London, UK 2004
Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2004
Portobello Film Festival, London, UK, 2004
sehsüchte 04, Potsdam, Germany, 2004
Bring Your Own Film Festival, Puri, Orissa, India 2004
Kala Ghoda Art Festival, Mumbai, India, 2004
Mocha Film Club, Mumbai, India, 2004
Campus Film Festival, Trivandrum, Kerala, India, 2004
20. Video/Film Tage, Koblenz, Germany, 2003
Parasit Video Nights, Berlin, Germany, 2003
Berlin Asia Pacific Film Festival, Berlin, Germany, 2003