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Aayna Ka Bayna

Director Samit Kakkad scheduled to attend | May 28

In this kinetic mash-up of the Step Up films and the musical Moulin Rouge, nine Marathi Indian boys living in an oppressive juvenile home challenge their circumstances by banding together to enter a prominent dance competition. Explosive, innovative, and crowd-pleasing fun.

Schedule
May 28, 2013
Tuesday
8:30 PM Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center Date has passed
June 5, 2013
Wednesday
9:30 PM Egyptian Theatre Date has passed
June 7, 2013
Friday
6:00 PM Kirkland Performance Center Date has passed

Dance can be a transformative experience for some people. Aayna Ka Bayna follows the story of nine young men who are housed in the Yashwant Juvenile Detention Center overseen by the brutal Warden Sathe (Sachin Khedekar). The warden believes that harsh discipline is the way to turn these boys' lives around, while dance teacher Shivani (Amruta Khanvilkar) has a softer approach. The boys escape in an effort to compete in a national dance competition, but first they must evade the police. Bright cheerful dance numbers combine with a gritty depiction of the tough situations that led to the incarcerations for a musical that is uniquely Indian. The innovative choreography makes good use of diverse backgrounds and in many cases emphasizes a percussive element that makes this a treat to listen to as well as to watch. The young actors are as skilled at dancing as they are at tugging at your heartstrings making Aayna Ka Bayna a movie you won't soon forget.



Director Biography
Samit Kakkad has served as assistant director on four films, including Kurukshetra and Pitaah. Aayna Ka Bayna is his directorial debut.

Sponsored in part by Delta Air Lines, Tulalip Tribes Charitable Fund

Director: Samit Kakkad
Principal Cast: Sachin Khedekar, Amruta Khanvilkar, Ganesh Yadav, Raqesh Vashisth, Vivek Chabuksvar
Premiere Status: US
Country: India
Year: 2012
Running Time: 94 minutes
Producer: Amar Kakkad, Pushpa Kakkad, Manju Paras Porwal
Screenplay: Samit Kakkad
Cinematographers: Sanjay Jadhav
Editors: Rahul Bhatankar
Music: Ajit-Sameer
Website: https://www.facebook.com/akbthedancefilm
Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Language: Marathi
Subtitles: Yes
Format: DCP
International Sales: Akshara Films Division
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