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

Accolades

  • Opening Film – Queer-Streifen, Regensburg
  • Opening Film – Montego Bay Pride Film Festival, Jamaica
  • Opening Film – Lonavala International Film Festival
  • 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. CINE MOVILH, Chile – TBD, Nov / Dec 2018
  2. Holebi Filmfestival, Belgium – TBD, Nov 10 – Dec 3, 2018
  3. Festival de Cine LGBT del Ecuador – TBD, Nov 15 – 25, 2018
  4. SERILE FILMULUI GAY International Film Festival, Romania – TBD, November 12 – 17, 2018
  5. OutReels Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA, November 11, 2018
  6. Seoul PRIDE Film Festival – TBD, November 1 – 7, 2018
  7. Filmfest homochrom, Dortmund, Germany – October 28, 2018
  8. The Barcelona International LGTIB Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain – October 21, 2018
  9. TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival, Seattle, USA – October 20, 2018
  10. Hamburg International Queer Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany – October 19, 2018
  11. Queer-Streifen Film Festival, Regensburg, Germany – October 18, 2018
  12. Filmfest homochrom, Cologne, Germany – October 17, 2018
  13. Kansas International Film Festival, Overland Park, USA – October 14, 2018
  14. Iris Prize Festival, Cardiff, UK – October 13, 2018
  15. Bollywood Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic – October 12, 2018
  16. Elsiever, Amsterdam – October 10, 2018
  17. Montego Bay Pride Film Festival, Jamaica – October 9, 2018
  18. OUT at the Movies, Winston-Salem, USA – October 7, 2018
  19. Out On Film: Atlanta’s LGBT Film Festival, Atlanta, USA – September 29, 2018
  20. Cinema Queer, Stockholm, Sweden – September 29, 2018
  21. Chicago South Asian Film Festival, Chicago, USA – September 22, 2018
  22. Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Hong Kong, China – September 20 & 21, 2018
  23. Cinestudio, Hartford, USA – September 13, 2018
  24. Lonavala International Film Festival, Lonavala, India – September 7 & 8, 2018
  25. North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF), Durham, USA – August 19 & 21, 2018
  26. Chichester International Film Festival, Chichester, UK – August 12, 2018
  27. Prishtina International Film Festival (PriFest), Pristina, Kosovo – July 19, 2018
  28. Outfest Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA – July 15, 2018
  29. Outfest Peru, Lima, Peru – July 5, 2018
  30. Rio Gender & Sexuality Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – July 8, 11 & 12, 2018
  31. The Abhimani European Film Festival, Colombo, Sri Lanka – June 30, 2018
  32. Shanghai Pride Film Festival, Shanghai, China – June 16, 2018
  33. Midzomergracht Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands – June 15, 2018
  34. OUT HERE NOW: Kansas City LGBT Film Festival, Kansas City, USA – June 14, 2018
  35. Inside Out: Toronto LGBT Film Festival, Toronto, Canada – June 2, 2018
  36. KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, India – May 27, 2018
  37. Outfest Fusion, Los Angeles – March 10, 2018
  38. Roze Filmdagen, Amsterdam – March 10, 2018
  39. Bengaluru International Film Festival, India – March 1, 2018
  40. Mardi Gras Film Festival, Sydney – February 25, 2018

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