I Ranu Gayen

Director: Shyamal Karmakar 10 ‘/2002/ No Dialogue

‘I Ranu Gayen’ is a film that portrays a post-modern yet surreal account of an urban woman, Ranu Gayen, within a crumbling space defined by four walls. An over-sized ugly fish, her favorite pet, in a small bowl and a phone, keeps her in touch with the outside world. Suddenly the bowl topples, leaving the fish gasping for oxygen. There is no water around except a couple of frozen mineral water bottles! She has to save her fish.

Shyamal Karmakar is filmmaker based in Kolkata. He passed out from FTII Pune in 1990 in editing. He has assisted Sayeed Mirza and Kundan Shah. He has worked as chief associate editor for Vidhu Vinod Chopra in ‘Parinda’. His directorial debut ‘Ranu’ has won him many awards and accolades in various international film festivals. After that Shyamal has made films like ‘Where is Home’, ‘Colour is Black’, ‘I, Ranu Gayen’ and ‘Baba Black Beard’. He now teaches editing in SRFTI, Kolkata and makes films.