|Born||16th May 1991|
Akshay Indikar is an Indian filmmaker, cinematographer, writer and editor Solapur, India belonging to the nomadic tribe Gondhali from the state of Maharashtra.
Early Life and Career
Born in Solapur and brought up in a small town called Akluj, Akshay Indikar completed his education in Pune. His first docu-fiction film was Udaharnarth Nemade. His debut feature film was Trijya -Radius. His second feature film Sthalpuran - Chronicle of Space premiered at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival in February 2020.
First Marathi docu-fiction film on the life and works of Jnanpith and Padma Shri recipient Marathi writer Bhalchandra Nemade.
Trijya - Radius
Akshay Indikar's second film Trijya - Radius is about a young poet Avdhut Kale and his struggle to find his place in a city like Pune. The film premiered at the Shanghai International Film Festival where it was nominated for the Asian New Talent Award for Best Cinematography, Best Director and Best Film. It was also screened at the 2019 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn, Estonia, Dhaka International Film Festival, Bangladesh where it won the Best Cinematography Award and the Black Film Festival, Geneva, Switzerland. "Trijya brings a sophisticated point of view as well as a sad aching to the hero’s search for answers to the perennial questions about life’s purpose. One can feel how personal a film it is to the 27-year-old director," wrote Deborah Young in The Hollywood Reporter.
His second feature film Sthalpuran - Chronicle of Space tells the story of an eight-year-old boy called Dighu who is finding it hard to adjust to life in his grandparents’ village in Konkan, a rural region on the Indian coast. It premiered at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival in February 2020 where it was nominated for the prestigious Crystal Bear Award in Generation Kplus section The film was included in the list of Top Ten Films screened at the festival curated by noted film Daniel Kasman for Mubi. Film Critic Bharadwaj Rangan in a review for Film Companion writes, "In Akshay Indikar’s deeply felt portrait of a young boy, technique replaces traditional storytelling."
In the media
- Berra2019-06-24T21:09:00+01:00, John. "'Trijya' (Radius): Shanghai Review". Screen. Retrieved 2020-07-08.
- "Radius - Trijya". PÖFF - Pimedate Ööde filmifestival. Retrieved 2020-07-08.
- "Berlinale: Top 10 & Coverage Roundup". MUBI. Retrieved 2020-07-08.
- "Sthalpuran - Chronicle Of Space Movie Review: In Akshay Indikar's Deeply Felt Portrait Of A Young Boy, Technique Replaces Traditional Storytelling". Film Companion. 2020-02-27. Retrieved 2020-07-07.
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