|THE ECLIPSE OF TAREGNA|
|Winner: Best Actor & Founders Choice Award|
|Cast: ||Surendra Rajan, Geetika Tyagi, Purav Bhandare, Saagar Kale|
|Crew: ||Producers: Rakesh Chaudhary - Screenwriters: Rakesh Chaudhary - Cinematographer: Santosh Vasandi - Editor: Sachin Tawde
Mr. Pathak is a retired civil engineer and lives in Taregna, a small town in India. He is worn out by life's many setbacks and is indifferent to his family - Laxmi, his daughter-in-law and Roshan, his 8-year old grandson.The announcement by NASA that the best place to watch an upcoming solar eclipse will be Taregna, has no impact on Pathak. However, Roshan's curiosity for the celestial event of a lifetime is boundless. When Pathak finally realizes that Roshan desperately needs a father figure, he can no longer remain a bystander to life.
Rakesh Chaudhary is a writer, director and producer. He grew up on a steady staple of Bollywood and regional films in Mumbai. However, it was the cinema of the classics and foreign films that made him realize the immense story-telling potential of the visual medium. He is fascinated by the breadth of human experience, and strives to capture it on film. Rakesh recently took a sabbatical from his job as Product Manager in a highly successful Internet services company in New York, to pursue filmmaking. He now shuttles between New York and Mumbai.