The 30th edition of the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) from 21 Nov – 1 December will present a dynamic array of over 90 films from 40 countries that take the pulse of Asian and international cinema.
Among them is Bombay Rose (2019) by Gitanjali Rao, a labour of love painted frame by frame at PaperBoat Animation Studios in India which took two years to produce. The lush designs painted reflect the intricacies of love in its many forms and showcases Mumbai like never done before.
The plot is about a romance that blossoms between Kamala, a Hindu flower-seller who moonlights as a dancer, and Salim, a Muslim who has moved from Kashmir only to struggle to survive on Mumbai’s bustling streets.
Bombay Rose is director Gitanjali Rao’s first feature film. Rao graduated from Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art in Mumbai. The film was showcased at Busan International Film Festival in Korea recently.
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