THE FEATURE FILM
LOGLINE: After getting laid off from his job of over 35 years, Dandekar goes on a meaning-of-life journey, searching for his beloved '87 Volvo that was traded away by his well intentioned family. Along the way, he connects with long time neighbors and strangers alike, who help him re-define his sense of self.
SYNOPSIS: After getting laid off from his job of thirty years, 69-year-old RK Dandekar falls into a depression, sitting around his home eating too much, and driving around in his old Volvo. In an effort to cheer him up, his wife and kids buy him a brand new Volvo, trading away his old one.
Outraged, Dandekar goes on a day-long journey to reclaim his beloved car. Along the way, he meets a quirky cast of characters who remind his of his own life's journey. Through his day-long quest, he comes to realize that he can’t relive the past, he can only move forward.
Selected for the Film Independent Screenwriter's Lab and Tribeca All Access, Days with Dandekar is a movie about hope, family and re-defining one's sense of purpose when all seems lost. Written and directed by Leena Pendharkar, Produced by Jane Kelly Kosek, Pallavi Sastry and Keertana Sastry.
THE SHORT FILM
THE SHORT FILM
Armed with plenty of time on his hands, RK Dandekar, a curmudgeonly retiree with a picky palate, will stop at nothing to find just the right ingredients for the perfect sandwich. A heartfelt, offbeat tale about the perks of aging. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize, Indian Film Festival of LA, and Vimeo Staff Pick.
"...strikes a chord with a riveting performance by Brian George as Dandekar." -- Cinestaan