Geetanjali Rao’s ‘Bombay Rose’ to dazzle on Netflix from 8 March 2021


By SAT News Desk

MELBOURNE, 26 February 2021: Netflix is releasing Director Geetanjali Rao’s 93 minutes ‘Bombay Rose’ on 6 March 2021. Geetanjali Rao who has also written, edited, and designed the film is a self-taught animator and filmmaker, Gitanjali Rao arrived on the international stage with Printed Rainbow (2006), her first animated short film, which had its premiere in the Critics’ Week at the Festival de Cannes. Among many other prizes, at Cannes it took the Kodak Discovery Award, the Petit Rail d’Or, and the Young Critics’ Award, and was shortlisted for the Academy Awards. In addition to making films, Rao also creates graphic novels and illustrated stories, and is an award-winning actor. Six years in the making, Bombay Rose (2019) is her feature-length debut.

Those who have given their voices in this animation movie are Cyli Khare, Amit Deondi, Anurag Kashyap, Makrand Deshpande, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Shishir Sharma, Virendra Saxena, and Amardeep Jha. It is made by frame-by-frame painted animation on the computer and took 18 months to make with 60 artists. Music is by Cyli Khare and Yoav Rosenthal and is produced by the Cinestaan Film Company. The movie is in Hindi.


Marvellous hand-painted animation captures the dramatic streets of Mumbai in this tale that places the cheerful excesses of Bollywood side by side with the gritty reality of life on the streets. Strung along this explosion of colour, music, and emotion is a garland of characters, among them Kamala, a beautiful flower-seller whose daydreams are like Mughal miniatures accompanied by her lush singing; the aging Mrs. D’Souza, a former film star who inhabits the silver-screen past as much as the present; and Salim, a handsome, down-on-his-luck young Kashmiri with the spark of a Bollywood hero in him. Inflected with complex social issues – child labour, religious conflict, and the exploitation of women – Bombay Rose is at its core a story of love, loss, and hope, unbounded by time or place.

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