about

SALAAM CINEMA is a Mumbai based film production company established to develop and produce auteur driven films for global audiences. The company’s first co-venture film LABOUR OF LOVE by Adityavikram Sengupta will have its world premiere at Venice Days – Venice Film Festival 2014.

 

Founder / Director –  SANJAY SHAH

Sanjay Shah is a creative producer from Mumbai, India.

With a degree in Mass Media and a diploma in F​ilm D​irection and P​roduction, he started his ​career in theatre production followed by directing and producing non-fiction formats for leading TV stations before shifting his attention to films.

His first feature film MISS LOVELY directed by Ashim Ahluwalia, premiered at Cannes Un Certain Regard 2012 and screened at Toronto and Rotterdam International Film Festivals amongst others. The film has won several awards and nominations and has been distributed internationally.

Sanjay previously worked as a Supervising Producer for the National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC) and organised the Co-Production Market of its annual South-Asian film market FILM BAZAAR in 2013.

He participated in Berlin International Film Festival’s Berlinale Talents programme in 2014.

 

 

 

projects

in production 

LABOUR OF LOVE (Asha Jaoar Majhe) by Adityavikram Sengupta

84 mins / Colour / Bengali / India / in post production

World Premiere – Venice Days, Venice Film Festival 2014

Set in the crumbling environs of Calcutta,  LABOUR OF LOVE is a lyrical unfolding of two ordinary lives suspended in the duress of a spiralling recession. They are married to a cycle of work and domestic routine, and long stretches of waiting in the silence of an empty house. They share each others solitude in pursuit of a distant dream that visits them briefly every morning.Set in the crumbling environs of Calcutta, Asha Jaoar Majhe is a lyrical rendition of a caring relationship that is surviving the odds of a spiraling recession.

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in development

GHUNSHI by Adityavikram

Set during a bloody refugee crisis in 1950s Bengal, Ghunshi sees the politics and religion of a state unfold through the spiritual journey of Bhola, an aristocrat’s servant caught between the trappings of loyalty and the innocence of love. Using the metaphor of Kali, the goddess of destruction, the film explores human nature’s dualities and one’s constant search for purity.

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