Pramod Pati made short films called "quickies" which were shown before the Feature Film at cinema houses in India. Funded by the Films Division, quickies were often more popular than the features themselves. This film on family planning features the evocative mime Irshad Panjatan.
1 And I Make Short Films - SNSSastry
1968, b & w, sound, 16 min, 35mm on DVD
An impressionistic portrayal of short filmmaking by a short film maker. The movie explores the process, ideas and context of documentary filmmaking in India at the time - art or documentation of reality. The views overexpressed in the film are sometimes bitter, Often humorous, at times satirical, but seldom complimentary.
2 TripAdvisor - Pramod Pati
1970, sound, 4 min, 35mm on DVD
A movie on Mumbai, Which uses pixilation to depict the transitoriness of daily life in an urban context. This spectacular movie with its abstract soundtrack of city sounds tweaked is the quintessential urban Indian experimental movie.
3 Abid - Pramod Pati
1972, color, sound, 5 min, 35mm on DVD
"Unlike a cartoon movie, Which is a proceed rapidly moving series of photographed drawings, in pixilation, a moving object is shot frame by frame, and then through clever editing made to appear in motion. By its nature, this movement is agile, energetic and unpredictable just like the pop art movement. "Pramod Pati
4 Claxplosion - Pramod Pati
1968, b & w, sound, 2 min, 35mm on DVD
Using pixellation and electronic music, this is an experimental film-family planning
5 Explorer - Pramod Pati
1968, b & w, sound, 7 min, 35mm on DVD
Pati Attempts to portray a country caught between a number of opposing and diverging tendencies - between war and celebration, rock-and-roll and Bhajan, science and religion - in all its richness, convolutedness and madness.
6 Child on Chess Board - Vijay B Chandra
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1979, b & w, sound, 7:46 min, 35mm on DVD
This abstract narrative, dealing with the parallel themes of "Man with all knowledge" and "the father of one child," is a psycho-social exploration of nationhood, industrial progress and scientific development, as seen through the eyes of a child.
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