Slow Burn (Ranj)
Director: Sunit Sinha
Section: India Story
Country: India | Year: 2019
Language(s): Punjabi | Time: 80 mins
Amanpreet, a young man from a village in Punjab, is forced to migrate to India’s capital city, New Delhi for his livelihood. But he is not wired for city life. He yearns for everything he has left behind – his carefree days, his bride-to-be Geetu, and the familiarity of village life. Amanpreet’s co-workers at the automobile tools shop jump at every opportunity to humiliate him. His boss constantly threatens to fire him. When Amanpreet cracks under the pressure of a troubled work-life, the impending wedding, and his pennilessness, all hell breaks loose.
Sunit Sinha is an independent filmmaker, and a practising theatre artiste for over two and a half decades. In the mid-90s, he essayed major character roles in TV Series such as UTV’s Trikaal, Nimbus Television’s Farz, Sippy Films’ Gaatha, and Hansal Mehta’s debut feature film, Jayate (1998). Sinha has written and directed several notable plays for Actor Factor Theatre Company, including Khudgudi, Taxi, The Red Corridor, and Three. As a filmmaker, his short fiction films Pratihinsa (2014), and Subah Ke Pehle (2015) have won acclaim at international film festivals. Slow Burn is his debut feature film.