Inspired by the site of pilgrimage in India, Sangam is a film about the struggle to maintain faith in the reality of the American Dream.
Raj has arrived to New York from Bihar, India. Determined, he has left his family, culture, and a troubled past in hope of finding the American Dream. Vivek, a disillusioned Indian American, grapples with the dreams laid out by his parents and relives fleeting childhood memories of visiting Sangam.
Raj and Vivek cross paths on a New York subway train. As each longs for what the other takes for granted, they must confront the currents that unite and divide them.
Six years in the making, PATANG is Prashant Bhargava’s first feature film. His short film SANGAM premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, garnering several awards and distinctions. The film was distributed by Film Movement and Mubi and broadcast on Arte/ZDF, The Sundance Channel and PBS. Prashant started out in the arts as a graffiti artist in his hometown of Chicago. He went on to study computer science at Cornell Univer- sity and theatrical directing at The Actors Studio MFA program. For the past fifteen years, he has directed and designed commercials, music videos, title sequences and promos.
Very proud to announce that my feature PATANG (Berlin, Tribeca, Chicago, Mill Valley, Hawaii, Vancouver) will be coming out on June 15th in the US and Canada in theaters across North America! Roger Ebert writes "The storytelling is effortless, hypnotically beautiful visuals, a kaliedoscope of colors, music, faces and a little romance. Bhargava is masterful..." Visit our website www.patang.tv for showtimes & more.
A wonderful short film that most people can relate to. We are all longing for something in life and often longing for the things that other people have and may take for granted. I like the way the film interpolates images of India and also the scene in Time Square. Good cinematography.
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The collage of images during Raj’s nighttime walk through Time’s Square paint the experience in an exotic, unfamiliar light. I have visited that street many times but the stolen glance at a couple… read review
A compelling patchwork of a film; the grainy, washed out footage of Sangram, coupled with fleetingly stark images of trembling subway doors and flickering advertisements, creates the introspective… read review