Join us in our studio theatre for a screening of Pan Nalin’s Angry Indian Goddesses (2015) – one of the first films to put modern-day Indian women and their friendships at the story’s heart. You will be taken on a journey through the experiences of Indian women as they navigate everything from love and family to their careers and society. Post-film, audiences can participate in a panel discussion after the film screening with the director.
About Angry Indian Goddesses
Angry Indian Goddesses is India’s first female friendship movie with a fresh, realistic portrait of women in India today. Frieda, a fashion commercial photographer trying to find her 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 whole week. A riotous roller-coaster ride of girl bonding; friendships, break ups, make-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.
About Pan Nalin, Director
Pan Nalin came into the global spotlight with his debut feature film SAMSARA (Miramax), which received commercial and critical acclaim. Nalin, a self-taught filmmaker, was born in a remote village in Gujarat, India. Until he was 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 to pursue cinema. He studied Fine Arts at the M.S. University of Baroda. 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, Nalin made several documentaries 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 significant 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 continues to enjoy a multiple-platform release with cult, critical and commercial success worldwide.
Nalin’s latest feature documentary, Faith Connections, was officially selected at Toronto International Film Festival (2013) and won the Audience Choice Award at IFFLA Los Angeles (2013). Nalin recently completed filming a spiritual thriller in India and New Zealand called, Beyond the Known World, starring David Wenham and Emmanuelle Beart, which is now in postproduction in New Zealand.
Nalin’s tragic comedy screenplay, Slightly Sane, adapted from S. H. Manto’s TOBA TEK SINGH, recently won 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 and arts conclaves. In 2014, Nalin made it to The Better India’s prestigious list of “25 NRI Across The World Who Have Made India Proud.”