Zero Zone

  • 100'
  • India
  • 2007
Cinema and cricket are the two most important leisure-time passions in India. Sportsmen are adored as much as are film stars and the country practically comes to a stand-still when there is an important match on television. The debut film Zero Zone explores the hidden sides behind the glory of a famous cricket player who steps into the grey area of his profession.
The famous player and captain of the cricket team is brought up on charges of match fixing. His instinctive reaction is to accept the charges and take the consequences. But the people around him won't let that happen. The drama focuses on guilt, honour and the paranoia that comes with living in the public domain. The film shows a complex web of forces that violently tries to draw the captain away from a confession. The captain fights both these external forces and his own internal demons.
The main hero is brilliantly played by Kay Kay Menon, who is able to express his nightmares without exaggerated gestures or emotional outbursts. The director elaborates on the psychological drama with considerable sensitivity and doesn't fail to keep the viewer in suspense. Being earlier involved in mainstream cinema as a producer, Arindam Mitra created his direction debut in a style that will certainly be appreciated by the wider audience as well as by art-house cinema buffs in India. (RS)

Director
Arindam Mitra
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
India
Production Year
2007
Festival Edition
IFFR 2007
Length
100'
Medium
35mm
Original title
Shoonya
Language
Hindi
Producer
Shahnaab Alam
Production Company
Mirror Films
Sales
Mirror Films
Screenplay
Arindam Mitra
Cinematography
Abhik Mukhopadhyay
Editor
Debalay Bhattacharya
Production Design
Wasiq Khan
Sound Design
Subhash Sahoo
Music
Indian Ocean
Cast
Sohrab Ardeshir, Seema Biswas