LIFF | Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota (The Man Who Feels No Pain)
ENGLISH PREMIERE: 21 June, 2019 8:30 pm | Cineworld Leicester Square, London
22 June, 2019 6:00 pm, Cineworld Wembley, London
Director: Vasan Bala
Starring: Abhimanyu Dasani, Radhika Madan, Gulshan Devaiah, Mahesh Manjrekar
Run time: 135 mins | Recommended Certificate: 18
Language: Hindi, English, Marathi, Malayalam with English subtitles | Year: 2018 | Country: India
Winner of the prestigious Midnight Madness audience award at the Toronto International Film Festival, Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota (The Man Who Feels No Pain) is a breathtakingly original and imaginative film by Indian filmmaker Vasan Bala. Surya is born with the rare condition of Congenital Insensitivity to Pain. Often confined to the four walls of his house to avoid physical injuries, under the tutelage of his eccentric grandfather Abaja, Surya finds an escape through 80s martial arts films on VHS. Inspired by what he sees Surya sets out to become a martial arts expert like his hero, the one-legged Karate master, Mani. Combining fast-paced edge of your seat action with delirious cinematic pop culture references, Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota is an exhilarating crowd pleaser.
Vasan Bala, an Indian Screen Writer and filmmaker. His debut film Peddlers (2012) was screened at the 51st Semaine de la Critique and also played at TIFF’12. He has worked as a screen writer on Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet and Raman Raghav 2.0. He is also an award winning Advertising Filmmaker and Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota (The Man Who Feels No Pain) is his second feature film.