My first film as a producer – Evening Shadows – is a journey of a gay son’s mother, the only person who can transform even the setting sun into a rising one… as much as it draws from my own life, it is more of a hope for the future.

Synopsis

Under the Evening Shadows, truth often plays hide and seek. Set in South India and Mumbai, Evening Shadows is a tender heartwarming story about a mother-son bond that has to withstand the ravages of time, distance and truths.

Trailer

Release

Netflix

Cast & Crew

  • Cast: Mona Ambegaonkar, Ananth Narayan Mahadevan, Devansh Doshi, Arpit Chaudhary, Yamini Singh
  • Screenplay & Direction: Sridhar Rangayan
  • Creative Director, Dialogues & Lyrics: Saagar Gupta
  • Producers: Sridhar Rangayan, Saagar Gupta, Mohammed Shaik Hussain Ali, Karim Ladak

Awards

  1. Zinegoak 2019 Honorary Award for Sridhar Rangayan at Zinegoak 2019
  2. Best Supporting Actress for Mona Ambegaonkar at Rainbow Umbrella Film Festival
  3. Best Foreign Feature film at Rainbow Umbrella Film Festival
  4. Special Mention for Best Actor for Mona Ambegaonkar at OMovies Film Festival
  5. Vincenzo Ruggiero Award for Best Director at OMovies Film Festival
  6. Best LGBTQ Film award at Lifft India Filmotsav
  7. Audience Choice Best Film award at Caledioscope Boston
  8. The Hope Award at Caledioscope Boston
  9. Best Feature Film audience award at OutReels Cincinnati
  10. Interfaith Discernment Award for portraying universal spiritual themes of self-discovery and social advancement at the Kansas International Film Festival
  11. Best Performance in a Supporting Role jury award for Mona Ambegaonkar at OUT at the Movies
  12. Best International Feature Film audience award at Out On Film: Atlanta’s LGBT Film Festival
  13. Best Feature Film audience award at Chicago South Asian Film Festival
  14. Best Men’s Feature jury award at North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
  15. Celebration of Courage award at OUT HERE NOW: Kansas City LGBT Film Festival
  16. Free To Be Me award at Roze Filmdagen, Amsterdam

Accolades

  • Opening Film – Queer Voices, Moldova
  • Opening Film – Queer-Streifen, Regensburg
  • Opening Film – Montego Bay Pride Film Festival, Jamaica
  • Opening Film – Lonavala International Film Festival
  • Closing Film – &PROUD | Yangon LGBT Film Festival
  • Closing Film – Lifft India Filmotsav
  • Closing Film – OUT at the Movies
  • Closing Film – North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
  • Closing Film – KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
  • Centerpiece Film – qFLIX Philadelphia
  • Centerpiece Film – Hong Kong Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
  • Runner-up for Audience Award at Mardi Gras Film Festival, Sydney
  • Runner-Up for Audience Award at Roze Filmdagen, Amsterdam

Screenings

  1. Tongues On Fire | UK Asian Film Festival, London, UK – April 3, 2019
  2. qFLIX Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA – March 27, 2019
  3. Advait Pune Queer Film Festival, Pune, India – March 24, 2019
  4. Zinegoak – Bilbao’s International GayLesboTrans Film and Performing Arts Festival, Bilbao, Spain – February 17, 2019
  5. Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai, India – February 5, 2019
  6. &PROUD | Yangon LGBT Film Festival, Yangon, Myanmar – February 3, 2019
  7. Queer Voices, Moldova – January 15, 2019
  8. Rainbow Umbrella Film Festival, London, UK – January 11, 2019
  9. South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF), New York, USA – December 15, 2018
  10. Special Screening, Winston-Salem, USA – December 11, 2018
  11. OMovies Film Festival, Naples, Italy – December 10, 2018
  12. Lifft India Filmotsav 2018, Lonavla, India – December 10, 2018
  13. Caledioscope, Boston, USA – December 7, 2018
  14. IMAGE+NATION Montreal LGBT Film Festival, Montreal, Canada – December 2, 2018
  15. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA – November 28, 2018
  16. Festival de Cine LGBT del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador – November 19 & Guayaquil, Ecuador – November 25, 2018
  17. Holebi Film Festival, Leuven, Belgium – November 19, 2018
  18. OutReels Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA – November 11, 2018
  19. Brandg Splendours of India & Ganges Cruise – November 9, 2018
  20. Seoul Pride Film Festival, Seoul, South Korea – November 3 & 6, 2018
  21. Queer-Streifen Film Festival, M√ľnster, Germany – November 3, 2018
  22. Filmfest homochrom, Dortmund, Germany – October 28, 2018
  23. The Barcelona International LGTIB Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain – October 21, 2018
  24. TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival, Seattle, USA – October 20, 2018
  25. Hamburg International Queer Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany – October 19, 2018
  26. Queer-Streifen Film Festival, Regensburg, Germany – October 18, 2018
  27. Filmfest homochrom, Cologne, Germany – October 17, 2018
  28. Kansas International Film Festival, Overland Park, USA – October 14, 2018
  29. Iris Prize Festival, Cardiff, UK – October 13, 2018
  30. Bollywood Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic – October 12, 2018
  31. Elsiever, Amsterdam – October 10, 2018
  32. Montego Bay Pride Film Festival, Jamaica – October 9, 2018
  33. OUT at the Movies, Winston-Salem, USA – October 7, 2018
  34. Out On Film: Atlanta’s LGBT Film Festival, Atlanta, USA – September 29, 2018
  35. Cinema Queer, Stockholm, Sweden – September 29, 2018
  36. Chicago South Asian Film Festival, Chicago, USA – September 22, 2018
  37. Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Hong Kong, China – September 20 & 21, 2018
  38. Cinestudio, Hartford, USA – September 13, 2018
  39. Lonavala International Film Festival, Lonavla, India – September 7 & 8, 2018
  40. North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF), Durham, USA – August 19 & 21, 2018
  41. Chichester International Film Festival, Chichester, UK – August 12, 2018
  42. Prishtina International Film Festival (PriFest), Pristina, Kosovo – July 19, 2018
  43. Outfest Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA – July 15, 2018
  44. Outfest Peru, Lima, Peru – July 5, 2018
  45. Rio Gender & Sexuality Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – July 8, 11 & 12, 2018
  46. The Abhimani European Film Festival, Colombo, Sri Lanka – June 30, 2018
  47. Shanghai Pride Film Festival, Shanghai, China – June 16, 2018
  48. Midzomergracht Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands – June 15, 2018
  49. OUT HERE NOW: Kansas City LGBT Film Festival, Kansas City, USA – June 14, 2018
  50. Inside Out: Toronto LGBT Film Festival, Toronto, Canada – June 2, 2018
  51. KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, Mumbai, India – May 27, 2018
  52. Outfest Fusion, Los Angeles, USA – March 10, 2018
  53. Roze Filmdagen, Amsterdam, Netherlands – March 10, 2018
  54. Bengaluru International Film Festival, Bengaluru, India – March 1, 2018
  55. Mardi Gras Film Festival, Sydney, Australia – February 25, 2018

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