Evening Shadows

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

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. Audience Choice Best Film award at Caledioscope Boston
  2. The Hope Award at Caledioscope Boston
  3. Best Feature Film audience award at OutReels Cincinnati
  4. Interfaith Discernment Award for portraying universal spiritual themes of self-discovery and social advancement at the Kansas International Film Festival
  5. Best Performance in a Supporting Role jury award for Mona Ambegaonkar at OUT at the Movies
  6. Best International Feature Film audience award at Out On Film: Atlanta’s LGBT Film Festival
  7. Best Feature Film audience award at Chicago South Asian Film Festival
  8. Best Men’s Feature jury award at North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
  9. Celebration of Courage award at OUT HERE NOW: Kansas City LGBT Film Festival
  10. Free To Be Me award at Roze Filmdagen, Amsterdam

Accolades

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

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