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Island City

Project information

Talent Shraddha Chauhan
Role of participant Sales Agent
Director Ruchika Oberoi
Producer Nina Lath Gupta
Screenwriter Ruchika Oberoi
Status finished

Production details

Running time 108 min
Genre Drama
Year of production 2015
Country of Production India
Production Company
National Film Development Corporation Ltd.
Website http://cinemasofindia.com/#product/16059/75704/island-city-official-trailer

still / picture for Island City
still / picture for Island City
still / picture for Island City


The film follows three comic-dramatic stories set in Mumbai. The first is about a diligent office worker who wins the office 'Fun Committee Award', which entitles him to a whole day full of fun. He is most reluctant to leave the safety of his cubicle but he has to. Prescribed fun modules have to be completed and non-compliance is not an option... The second story begins with a domineering head-of-the-family, Anil, who is on life support. Seeking some relief, his family decides to buy a TV, which Anil had banned. Now every night the family plugs into a popular soap whose hero, Purshottam, is a man ideal in every way and they are smitten. Then suddenly, comes the news that Anil is better and may be home soon. Will they have to let Purshottam go?... The third one centers on Aarti whose repetitive existence is slowly making her more and more mechanical and numb. Deep inside ferments a disconnect and unease that she is unable to articulate to anyone. Then one day there arrives a most intimate letter and everything changes..

Participation in international festivals / awards

1. World premiere - Venice Days, 72nd  Venice Film Festival 2015
2. 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic 2016
3. 31st Warsaw International Film Festival, Poland 2015
4. 26th Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden 2015
5. Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia 2015
6. 37th Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt 2015
7. 15th Transilvania International Film Festival, Romania 2016
8. 6th Beijing International Film Festival, China 2016
9. 17th Bratislava International Film Festival 2015
10. 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2015 – India Gold Competition
11. Festival Internacional de Cine de Barranquilla, Colombia 2016
12. Museum Of The Moving Image, New York
13. Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) 2016
14. London Indian Film Festival 2016
15. Dharamshala International Film Festival 2015
16. Pune International Film Festival, 2015
17. 8th Bengaluru International Film Festival 2015
18. Cinema Indien, Stockholm 2016
19. New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) 2016
20. 15th ImagineIndia International Film Festival Madrid, Spain 2016
21. Indian Film Festival Stuttgart, Germany 2016
22. Indian Film Festival Melbourne, Australia 2016
23. International Film Festival of South Asia, Toronto 2016
24. Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival, USA 2016
25. Xinkiang Asia Europe Film Festival, China