Patang (Kite)

  • Thur Nov 8
    7:00 • WSH
  • Sun Nov 11
    7:15 • WSH
Patang (Kite)

with filmmaker Prashant Bhargava ‘94 on Nov 8

Prashant will also give a free talk on the ethnographic process of filmmaking he used in working on this movie at 4:30 in G08 Uris Hall.

Prashant Bhargava
Aakash Maheriya, Mukkund Shukla

Patang (Kite) “weaves together the stories of six people transformed by the energy of India's largest kite festival. Every year a million kites fill the skies above Ahmedabad—dueling, soaring, tumbling and flying high. When a successful Delhi businessman takes his daughter on a surprise trip back to his childhood home for the festival, an entire family has to confront its own fractured past and fragile dreams. Music and fireworks, food and laughter, a kaleidoscope of color and light, the magic of the kite flying high—a traditional recipe of healing and renewal.” (Khushi Films) “The storytelling is effortlessly made part of the hypnotically beautiful visuals, and woven into a kaleidoscope of colors, faces, music and a little romance…Bhargava is masterful.” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times) In Hindi, Gujarati and English.

Patang is Prashant Bhargava’s ‘94 feature debut. His short Sangam premiered at Sundance, garnering several awards. He started out in the arts as a graffiti artist and went on to study computer science at Cornell and theatrical directing at The Actors Studio.


Digital Projection color
1 hour 40 minutes
release year/country
2011 India/USA