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About

We are the Cream Generation!

M Cream is an experimental narrative that explores the myriad realities of rebellion indicative of youth culture today. It follows the exploits of a group of university students as they travel through the Himalayas in pursuit of a mythic form of hash. Through this journey, the film serves to portray a new generation in India and reflects upon the growing disillusionment of the same. Narrated in a style that is both familiar and poetic, M Cream unequivocally protests against the rising tide of conformity. While chalking out the contemporary socio-political realities of India, the film presents topics of concern that transcend regional bouncadaries. In a world of growing nationalistic fervor, it seeks to reaffirm the universality of struggle.

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SYNOPSIS

A motley crew of university students set out on a journey in pursuit of a mythical form of hash, confronting a series of encounters that begin to unravel the myriad realities of rebellion.

FIGS is the typical cynic one finds lurking in the expansive lawns of Delhi University. Entangled in a web of drugged out delirium, he’s the quintessential rebel. His world is thrown into disarray when his conservative parents begin to chalk out a strategy for his future. Things only become worse when a sudden scarcity of hash deprives Figs of his favorite pastime. Unable to cope with the situation, Figs joins forces with his best friend MAGGIE on a quest to attain M Cream, a mythical form of hash. They hastily devise a plan to trek to the far reaches of the Himalayas in pursuit of this goal. Maggie ropes in her boyfriend NIZ, who’s purportedly headed to the hills on a photo assignment. Unbeknownst to Figs, the trio is joined by JAY, a close friend of Niz. Chaos ensues as the reckless travelers journey across the Himalayan expanse. The road trip results in a series of unexpected encounters that begin to unravel the myriad realities of rebellion. Difficult choices are made and uncomfortable sides are taken as Figs and the others begin to comprehend the mysterious ways of the world we live in.


TRAILER

"Four kids embark on a trip to the Himalayas in search not of enlightenment but a mythic drug!"

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Director's Note

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M Cream is an ode to the spirit of revolution! The film chronicles the lives of four university students who embark on a road trip in pursuit of a mythical form of hash. The subsequent journey serves to explore the contemporary notion of rebellion and paints a compelling portrait of a new generation in India. It is a socio-political commentary on the issues of the day as seen through the eyes of young India. Across the nation, young people are speaking out and taking cognizance of the imminent doom that clouds our collective future. It is no surprise that the resurgent radicalization of populations and peoples across the world is ever more pronounced in India. In a country that is riddled with paradoxes and paranoia, it is the new generation that is forming the vanguard of rebellion. I am proud to say that I am a part of this generation of revolutionaries and mavericks. I am proud that M Cream is possibly the first film of its kind that attempts to explore the anger, confusion, defiance and madness of my generation. It is a film that reflects the turbulence of our times and reaffirms my faith that film can act as a weapon of the revolution and as a tool to change the world.

Agneya Singh
Director – M Cream

CAST/CREW

Tom Alter

Tom Alter
Mr. Bhardwaj

With over four decades of experience, Tom is a stalwart who has worked with acclaimed filmmaker Satyajit Ray and more recently acted opposite Oscar winner Peter O’Toole in One Night with the King.

Raaghav-Chanana

Raaghav Chanana
Niz

Raaghav is a theatre actor, director and producer. He has performed in London’s West End, and recently appeared in the national award winning film Lessons In Forgetting, as well as in the Indian adaptation of the American series 24.

Ira-Dubey

Ira Dubey
Jay

An accomplished Film and Television actress, Ira’s past endeavors include performances in films such as Aisha, The President is coming and Aisa Yeh Jahaan. She is also an acclaimed theatre actress and has performed in several plays and stage productions alongside her mother, renowned thespian Lilette Dubey.

Lushin-Dubey

Lushin Dubey
Mrs. Bhardwaj

A veteran of stage and screen, Lushin has appeared in several films including Partition and Delhi Belly.

Auritra

Auritra Ghosh
Maggie

A fresh and dynamic face in the world of Bollywood, Aurita is also an accomplished dancer. Her film appearances include Love Breakups Zindagi and All the Lost Souls.

Beatrice-Ordeix

Beatrice Ordeix
Marie Sartre

A French actress associated with the National School of Drama, Beatrice is a dynamic face in the fabric of Indian cinema. Her recent film I am Kalam was showcased at several film festivals to wide acclaim.

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Imaad Shah
Figs

A multi-faceted actor and musician, Imaad has extensive experience in both theatre and film. His latest films include Little Zizou, Dil Dosti Etc, The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Tasher Desh. He is also the son of legendary actors Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak. Imaad received the ‘Best Actor’ award at the St Tropez Film Festival for his role in the feature film M Cream. He is also part of the Electro-Funk musical duo Madboy/Mink.

Barry-John

Barry John
Vishnu Das

India’s premier acting guru, Barry is a highly regarded figure in the film industry and mentor to icons such as, Shahrukh Khan, Freida Pinto and Manoj Bajpai. His film appearances include Oscar winner Gandhi, Shatranj ke Khilari and The Great Indian Butterfly.

Agneya-Singh

Agneya Singh
Writer
Director
Executive Producer

Agneya Singh is an Indian filmmaker and screenwriter. He is often identified with the revolutionary new wave of Indian cinema. Starting out as a documentary filmmaker in New Delhi, he subsequently began to explore narrative structures in story telling. Focusing as a director and cinematographer, Agneya has worked on a multitude of subjects in both documentary and narrative film. These works provide radical commentaries on various aspects of Indian society and polity. A graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, his short films and videos have been screened at several film festivals and media showcases.

For additional info, please visit:
www.agneyasingh.com

Vindhya-Singh

Vindhya Singh
Producer
Executive Producer

Executive Producer, Vindhya Singh, began her film and television career working at TV India. Her outstanding work in non-fiction programming quickly led to directing and producing several groundbreaking Indian documentaries in the ‘90s including Girl Child, Diversified Agriculture and Biography to name a few. Vindhya’s interest turned towards fiction and she decided to head to The New York Film Academy to take courses in film production.

Mandira-Nevatia

Mandira Nevatia
Associate Producer

Mandira Nevatia is a Producer, Writer and Director based in Mumbai. Her voyage as a filmmaker began in New York at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. A dual degree in Film & Television Production and Broadcast Journalism allowed her to examine the subjective versus the objective, shaping the way she understood storytelling. Mandira believes it is much preferred to live in the world of the imagined. Reality originates from the phantasmagorical, and it is with the power of undiscovered thought, that one can incite divergent thinking.

Aban Raza

Aban Raza
Associate Director

Aban Raza is an artist and filmmaker. A graduate of College of Art, Delhi, her etchings and serigraphic prints have been exhibited to wide acclaim. She is the recipient of the prestigious Somnath Hore award. Currently, Aban is working in New Delhi as a scholar of the Lalit Kala Akademi. Many of her works provide thematic explorations around the notion of protest.

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Mingjue Hu
Director of Photography

Born to a painter, Mingjue Hu was immersed in visual art from an early age. He grew up in New York where he studied photography before enrolling at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Since his graduation, Ming has been working as a cinematographer on feature films, music videos and commercials.

Angelica-M-Bhowmick

Angelica M. Bhowmick
Production Designer

At the helm of High Tide Communications, Monica has overseen the art direction of several acclaimed productions including Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Jalpari and Children of War.

Hemanti-Sarkar

Hemanti Sarkar
Editor

A Mumbai based film editor, Hemanti holds a post graduate diploma from FTII. Her feature film credits include Parineeta, Peepli Live and English Vinglish.

Manik-Batra

Manik Batra
Sound Designer

With an impressive audiography, Manik has worked on several notable films as both a sound recordist and designer. His credits include Shaitan, Cocktail and From Syndey with Love.

Studio-Fuzz

Srijan Mahajan,
Nikhil Malik,
Arsh Sharma

Music Composers

Srijan, Nikhil and Arsh are New Delhi based musicians who composed and recorded the soundtrack for M Cream. They collectively comprise Studio Fuzz, a music production studio. Accomplished performers, Arsh Sharma is lead guitarist for The Circus, Srijan Mahajan plays the drums for Half Step Down, Cyanide and Parikrama while Nikhil Malik plays guitar for both Cyanide and Half Step Down.

Gayeti-Singh

Gayeti Singh
Board Director
Costume Designer

Gayeti Singh is currently Assistant Editor at thecitizen.in and has worked in the media, publishing, development/advocacy and education sectors, in addition to four entrepreneurial ventures in media, e-commerce and education spaces. Gayeti’s interests are politics, political economy and development with a specific focus on South Asia. She graduated from the University of Oxford. Gayeti is also presently a board director in Agniputra Films.

Agniputra-Films

Agniputra Films
Production Company

Agniputra Films is a production house based in New Delhi, India. Founded on the principles of originality and innovation, it is indicative of the revolutionary new wave of Indian cinema. Spearheaded by a team of radical and bold filmmakers, Agniputra Films is committed to the creation of films and documentaries that challenge a traditional cinematic framework.

For additional info, please visit:
www.agniputrafilms.com

All-Rights-Entertainment

All Rights Entertainment
World Sales

All Rights Entertainment is a company founded by professionals with vast experience in international business, mainly in the marketing, release and distribution of films and audiovisual content.

For additional info, please visit:
www.allrightsentertainment.com

Very-Truly-Yours

Very Truly Yours
Publicist

Very Truly Yours is a media consultancy agency dedicated to devising bespoke communication strategies for brands.

For additional info, please visit:
www.vty.co.in

"M Cream is a notion of rebellion!"

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M Cream releases in India on July 22

The wait is over!
After traveling to over 30 Film Festivals and winning 10 International Awards, M Cream will hit theatres across India on July 22…
We are the Cream Generation!

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Fan Art Contest

Here’s a chance to win official M Cream cult goodies!
All you need to do is complete these simple steps:
1. Create an original work of art based on the philosophy of the film and on your interpretation of the Cream Revolution!
2. Send it to us on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram @mcreamfilm
3. Be sure to use the following hashtags:
#mcream #creamrevolution #mcreamcontest
4. Tag us in your artwork
5. 3 Lucky Winners will be announced on the 1st of July
6. Top winner will receive passes to a secret pre-release screening with cast/crew

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Instagram Contest Winners

ATTENTION CREAM NATION:
This April Fools Day we’re giving out M Cream Prizes for real!
Congrats to all the WINNERS of our Instagram Contest…
We are the Cream Generation!

🏆TOP WINNER🏆
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@ardhviram
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@psy_desh
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@shiva_aashi
@imsahil457
@amanbhatia1
@wingflow
@pankajramnani

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∞THE CREAM GENERATION✌

❝I’ve always expressed myself best through the written word, and I am vociferously opinionated. Yet, I never thought I would be a writer. I spent almost a decade trying to find my calling in a number of pursuits — advocacy, education, research… I even started an e-commerce venture. Just over a year ago, I co-founded an online newspaper called The Citizen, which was a passion project born out of a vehement opposition to the corporatisation of the media. The 2014 General Elections were around the corner, and the media — based on the diktats of its corporate-political puppet masters — had already decided who was going to win. I gave up a secure job and a confirmed spot at the University of Cambridge, and poured all my frustration, anger, hope and ardour into The Citizen. Of all the things I have tried my hand at, The Citizen was the only one that did not fit into any larger plan. There was no business model, no money and absolutely no clue where this would lead to in the coming years. Ironically, The Citizen is the only one that leaves me entirely fulfilled and unequivocally happy. Perhaps because of the very reason that its inception doesn’t lie in any constructed idea of what I should want, but in ideals that are the basis of who I am: optimism, independence and courage.

Gayeti Singh, Journalist

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❐BEHIND/SCENES½ #137

Keep Calm and Cream On!
Writer/Director Agneya Singh, Actor Auritra Ghosh and Associate Producer Mandira Nevatia at the ICA for the UK Premiere of M Cream!
How cool is this?!
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