BIG Cinemas to screen India’s first music film in April

MUMBAI:  On 2 April, 2010, Big Cinemas will  release Leaving Home: The Life and Music of Indian Ocean’ based on the 19-year old band, in 6 cities, in the first phase.


The 115-minute film is a revealing portrait of Indian Ocean’s music. By showcasing the band’s music for the first time, the film provides a stirring account of the four men who make music together as Indian Ocean in a contemporary India where commercial concerns are overriding.


Their music is showcased in three different ways – in concert with all their stage finery, a casual performance in their own neighborhood, and raw improvisations from inside their rehearsal room. The music created by Indian Ocean has a mix of acoustic guitar, bass guitar, drums along with tabla that blends the improvisational depths of Indian classical music and cathartic intensity of rock.


The band has released less than 30 songs during the last 19 years, with no single filler amongst these.


Shot in HDV, the movie will be released in digital cinemas in India, with 5.1 surround sound. The film is directed by Jaideep Varma and produced by his company Cartwheel Features. Leaving Home is his first non-fiction film.


Indian Ocean’s manager Dhruv Jagasia commented, "This film is a testament to an extraordinary musical journey and to our incredible fans all over the world."


BIG Cinemas COO (South & West) Ashish Saksena said, "BIG Cinemas is always on the lookout for quality content, that will inspire, enlighten, educate and above all delight our audiences. We believe that Leaving Home: The Life and Music of Indian Ocean will do just that. It’s a documentary that reflects the reality of the Indian Middle Class, before the economic boom, and it will connect to most of the people regardless of whether they follow the music or not."