Partho Sen-Gupta’s “Sunrise” follows a grieving Social Service officer Joshi (Adil Hussain) in Mumbai who’s still searching for his kidnapped daughter. Weaving together fantasy and reality, Joshi frequently chases a shadowy figure through a dark, rain-soaked alley and his pursuit frequently leads him to a seedy underground club called Paradise that may be at the center of a large kidnapping ring responsible for his daughter’s disappearance. Sen-Gupta maintains ambiguity as to whether Joshi hallucinates these visions out of grief or if he’s stumbled across something real. Watch the trailer for “Sunrise” above.
Sen-Gupta has only a few credits to his name, mainly his 2004 debut feature film “Let The Wind Blow,” about a troubled collegian in Mumbai trying to improve his and his mother’s lifestyle. He has also directed a handful of shorts and a 2006 video documentary “The Way of Beauty” which tells the story of the Indian fusion music group Shakti. Meanwhile, star Adil Hussain’s most well-known Western credit is his performance as Santosh Patel in Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi.”
“Sunrise” had its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival in October of 2014. It then had its North American premiere at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival, and later that year Breaking Glass pictures had acquired the film for a theatrical and VOD release. It will enter theaters on June 10th and and on demand and DVD on June 21st.