Cold Heart

Karthik Subbaraj

IFFR 2018

House on Fire

  • 171'
  • India
  • 2014

If you ever had trouble believing that filmmaking can be learned in 24 hours: meet Karthik Subbaraj, who got his basic filmmaking education in a one-day course called Film Camp Sanjay Nambiar, followed by years of making shorts while working in software, as well as assisting indie auteur Mark Williams during a two-year stint in the United States. Like Nalan Kumarasamy and Balaji Mohan, Subbaraj finally came to prominence through Naalaya Iyakunar. Which, judging by Cold Heart, must have its seedy side: gangsters are very active behind the scenes of a reality show for young hopefuls looking for a way into the movie business by making short films.

A dark comedy of manners in the guise of a grimly gutsy gangster epic (with some post-Tarantinoesque panache and smarts) whose jokes are so well-aimed they hurt. Woah!

Director
Karthik Subbaraj
Country of production
India
Production Year
2014
Festival Edition
IFFR 2018
Length
171'
Medium
File
Original title
Jigarthanda
Language
Tamil
Producer
Kathiresan
Production Company
Group Company
Sales
Group Company
Screenplay
Karthik Subbaraj
Cinematography
Gavemic U. Ary
Editor
Vivek Harshan
Sound Design
Vishnu Govind, Sree Sankar
Music
Santhosh Narayanan
Cast
Siddharth, Bobby Simha, Lakshmi Menon, Nassar, Aadukalam Naren, Guru Somasundaram, Karunakaran

Programme IFFR 2018

House on Fire

A look at our world in crisis from a truly oblique angle: Tamil Nadu, India’s southernmost state, home to some of contemporary cinema’s most edgy work.

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