Ralang Road, a Nepali-Hindi feature film, directed by Karma Takapa and produced by HumanTrail Pictures, will represent India in the competition at the 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, in Czech Republic. After a gap of 13 years, an Indian film is in competition at this prestigious festival.
The film, along with 11 others from around the world, is also nominated for the ‘Crystal Globe’ award. The festival takes place between 30th June and 8th July 2017.
Shot in Rabong town in Sikkim, it is a story of a day in the small hill town, where a series of coincidences related to a mysterious robbery brings four people together. As the day surrenders itself to the darkness of the night, these seemingly mundane events become increasingly dramatic, as the characters coincide with their impending consequences. The film, set in the tiny Himalayan state of Sikkim explores cultural immigration and lifestyles in a complex social setup, is a neo-noir punctuated by humour.
The majority of the cast are locals from Sikkim, with no prior acting experience. This is the second production by HumanTrail Pictures.