Subject | Event

MADAPPALLY UNITED
Film Screening & Discussion with Ajay Govind (Director) & Aasif Karim (Former International Sportsman for Kenya)

Saturday 16 Jul 2022 -
Saturday 16 Jul 2022

17 : 00 | Ahmedabad

About The Event

We are pleased to announce that ‘Madappally United’ will be screened at Arthshila Ahmedabad followed by a discussion with Ajay Govind (Film Director) and Aasif Karim (Former International Sportsman for Kenya) on Saturday, 16 July 2022 at 6.30 pm.

About the film:

As part of an event in their government school a group of students are awarded sports kits. Little do they know that the chief guest at the ceremony, is falsely embroiled in a fraud land deal case that risks not only his reputation, but also his and his family’s safety.

The film follows one group of children as they head to play with their new cricket kit. Oblivious of the ominous occurrences around them, they learn that empathy, leadership, and sportsmanship are more important than bat-and-ball games. And that adults would gain much more if they would practice the values that they preach to children.

As a Saturday morning dawns in the coastal small town, the 7 boys and 4 girls -set out to play their game of cricket, much to the amusement to those who they meet along the way. A journey, no matter how short, is a journey, nonetheless.

About Ajay Govind

Ajay Govind is an Indian filmmaker who has made over 40 documentaries, 5 music videos and Directed one feature film that released in 2014, “After the 3rd Bell”. After completing Bachelors in English Literature from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, Ajay did Media Studies Course from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University where he was introduced to Film Theory and History. Ajay founded his creative agency words. rhythms. images (WRI) in 2008 and the film vertical of WRI, Sisyphus Rocks Films (SRF) in 2014. Ajay also works as a corporate trainer and has engaged with over 15,000 students and working professionals. 

About Aasif Karim

Aasif Karim is an International Sportsman for Kenya. Aasif holds the unique distinction of having captained Kenya in cricket ODIs and Davis Cup competition in tennis. An ever-present, he took part in the 1996, 1999 and 2003 World Cups, captaining them in the 1999 event, and also played in the 1986, 1990, 1994 and 1997 ICC Trophies. In 2002 he was recalled to the Kenya Cricket Team for the Cricket World Cup to be played in South Africa and was awarded Man of the Match in the quarter-finals against World champions, Australia.

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