With the ability to weave compelling narratives that resonate with audiences, Manur has delved in depth into themes of violence, justice, discrimination, and personal ambition.
Let’s Hurt Tonight
‘Let’s Hurt Tonight’ is all about unrequited love. A post-breakup, honest representation of longing to go back, whatever the cost. We are faced with raw and emotional dilemmas of the uncertainty and decisions taken while parting.
In a small town of Uttar Pradesh, there is a middle-aged man called Om. Suddenly in the middle of his lazy afternoon dreams, a tragedy enters his life and then follows a dilemma staring into his eyes. How will he choose? What will he choose?
Ashita Ka Janamdin
Sudhir arrives at his village. He has come to meet Ashita because it’s her birthday, but he hasn’t told her yet. His father, Lokesh, who works at the local pension office, is also unaware of Sudhir’s arrival.
The day begins with Sudhir meeting his friend Murad at the river bank. He plans to surprise Ashita later in the afternoon, right outside her college. Meanwhile, his father, engrossed in his office work, will soon set off for a pension inspection expedition.
The film swiftly unravels the character of the village and how the mundane lives of its inhabitants can be transformed by it.’
The Fort Undefeated
The Red Fort, known as Lal Kila, is a constant presence, visible through the window “Sakib,” “Alam,” and their companions can see through. It is the window of the day care centre called Jamghat – an NGO which works for the relief and upliftment of homeless/displaced children. But it’s only open through the day.
As the night draws in, the children either return under the open sky or take the cover in the night shelter behind the Jama Masjid. With the history of the Red Fort seen through the light & sound show run parallely – film provides for a unique perspective for the viewer to gauge at our nations present day reality.
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