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WHAT MAKES ALBERT PINTO ANGRY?

Produced Written and Directed by Soumitra Ranade

90 Mins / Hindi with English Subtitles
 
 
India has the 4th largest number of billionaires in the world
  There are more poor people in India than in all of Africa

 

What Makes Albert Pinto Angry?


Synopsis

One early morning Albert Pinto leaves his house without telling anyone where he is going. His girlfriend Stella, his mother and his brother Dominic are concerned about his safety. They file a missing complaint with the police and when he doesn't return even after a few weeks, they begin to fear.

What they don't know is that Albert is traversing a road journey from Mumbai to Goa. Nayar who drives the vehicle
accompanies him on his mission. While Albert is an educated youth from a middle-class family, Nayar is a man from the streets. Through their sometimes cynical, sometimes witty and sometimes devastating conversations, we see the plot unfold. Punctuating these conversations are Albert's flashbacks – scenes from his past, from a world that he has left behind – a beautiful world where he and Stella try and weave a life together.

Albert's anger stems from the experiences that life has presented to him – the personal injustice
done to his father and the injustice done to a large section of humanity. It is this anger that
is taking him to Goa, to settle a score that he believes will relieve him of his helplessness
and enable him to lead a life of dignity and hope.

Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai? epitomizes the anger felt by the common man
in contemporary India – in the face of continued political, social and cultural breakdown.
Albert is angry at the hypocrisy and corruption. He is angry at the mammoth fraud
on humanity. He is angry with the class, which rules the country.
Above all he is angry with himself – for being a powerless spectator.

 
  MANAV KAUL  
  Jajantaram Mamantaram (2003)
1971 (2007)
Kai Po Che (2013)
Citylights (2014)
 
     
     
 
 
Total wealth in india has tripled over the past decade
  Half of all children in India are undernourished

 

What Makes Albert Pinto Angry?

 
 
NANDITA DAS
Fire (1996)
Earth (1998)
Bawandar (2000)
Before The Rains (2007)
 
 
 
Millions of Dollars worth foodgrain went rotten in storage in the last decade
  Every 12 hours one farmer commits suicide

 

What Makes Albert Pinto Angry?

   
 
SAURABH SHUKLA
Bandit Queen (1994)
Satya (1998)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Jolly LLB (2014)


 

KISHORE KADAM

Black Friday (2004)
Natarang (2010)
Deool (2011)
Fandry (2013)
 
 

Director's Note

Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai ? is a ‘conceptual remake’ of the cult film written and directed by Saeed Akhtar Mirza in 1980. The characters, their names etc. remain the same. What changes is their milieu, their belief systems, and their worldview - as also does the plot. However what remains constant is the disposition of Albert Pinto.

After 36 years, in 2016, Albert Pinto faces new challenges. He now lives in an India that champions economic liberalization. The dream of an equal India is long dead. Despite the creation of super highways and flyovers, countrywide cell phone connectivity, relentless construction of shopping malls and multiplexes, soaring share-markets and the bursting-at-the-seams development, most people in the country are unhappy. There is stupendous price hike, the farmer suicides, the Maoist movement, the growing regionalism and factionalism, the terrorists onslaught, the rural poverty and the urban stress, religious fanaticism, unrestrained corruption... the list is never ending and Albert Pinto stands alone with his fervor for change and equality. He is the catalyst for transformation – from a lethargic, selfish and despondent middleclass, driven only by ideology of the Rupee - to an angry class, which begins to ask questions and demand answers.

For me, the film is a culmination of a prolonged, despairing struggle. Like Albert Pinto says in the film, “it was as if a bulb had been broken inside my stomach”. The making of the film meant removing each and every little piece of glass…carefully.

 

Director


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SOUMITRA RANADE
Sapatnekar's Child (1997)
Jajantaram Mamantaram (2003)
Khoob Asti Afghanistan ? (2007)
Alibaba and 41 Thieves (to be released)
Screenplay and Direction
Soumitra Ranade
Director of Photography
Rahul De
Sound Design
Vinod Subramanian
Editor
Aarti Bajaj
Music
Avishek Majumder
Executive Producer
Soumitra Ranade Productions
Producers
Soumitra Ranade
Templetree Motion Pictures
Muvizz.com
Vikram Saxena
Jagmeet Singh
Noopur Raje
Pinke Ankur Patel
No Guts No Glory Films
Paperboat Design Studios
     
India has more black money than the rest of the world combined           
With 1/4th of its population hungry, India is the world’s hunger capital             

What Makes Albert Pinto Angry?         

     
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