From the Government of India, Ministry of Information, Films Division.
“Rangbhoomi ” follows the film maker as he attempts to trace the contours of Dada Saheb Phalke's life in Varanasi after he withdrew, disillusioned, from the world of cinema and decided to take up theatre. While in Varanasi, Phalke wrote a semi-autobiographical play titled “Rangbhoomi ” which from the core of this cinematic exploration. Set in the visually thrilling landscapes of the old town of Varanasi, the film inter wines the personal engagement of Kamal Swaroop with the story of Phalke with Phalke's Journey and the play, deploying a vibrant palette of sounds, sights and characters in surrealist juxtaposition.
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