Max, Min and Meowzaki


7th May 2023 | 11:00 AM
Stein Auditorium


Hindi, English
132 mins

Padmakumar Narasimhamurthy

Festival And Awards

Awards: Best of Fest (Palm Springs international festival)

Festivals:Busan International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, The Golden Horse International Film Festival Taipei, International Film Festival of Kerala, Osaka Asian Film Festival, Sonoma International Film Festival, California


When Max (Mahesh Mahadevan) and Min (Minara Hussain) break up, he’s forced to take care of Min’s cat, named Meowzaki after their favourite filmmaker – the Japanese animation legend Miyazaki Hayao. Having just lost his mother, having to deal with his allergy to cat fur, in addition to grief and heartbreak, Max finds a cat sitter for Meowzaki. Max’s orthodox father Ramesh, suffering from insomnia since his wife’s death, consults a charming therapist called Dhaara. Max’s grandfather Sridhar Mahadevan enjoys secretly drinking with his new friend Jennifer, an Alzheimer’s patient, at his retirement home. All three generations of Mahadevan men heal their mutual and separate dysfunctionalities as they learn to let the light in through their wounds, helped along by new friendships, cats, music and the wisdom of Hayao Miyazaki.

  • Cast

    Adil Hussain, Mandira Bedi, Nasser, Nafisa Ali, Siddharth Menon, Medha Shankar, Vidhatri Bandi, Gitanjali Rao

  • Producer

    Shael Oswal, Samiksha Oswal

  • Screenplay

    Padmakumar Narasimhamurthy

  • Cinematography

    Nikhil Arolkar

  • Editing

    Satyajeet Kelkar

  • Sound

    Ankita Purkayastha, Sudeepta Sadhukhan 

  • Music

    Anandh Ranganathan, Nitin Dubey