( ) an NFDC Film

The Lunchbox (2013) an NFDC Film
Hindi - 104 min - Drama | Romance
"Dabba" (original title)
Director: Ritesh Batra
The Dabbawalas (lunchbox service) of Mumbai deliver 170’000
lunchboxes every day and according to a Harvard study, only one in a
million ever goes astray. This movie is the story of that one mistaken
delivery which connects a young housewife Ila to a lonely widower
Saajan in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together
through notes in the lunchbox…. Both find a dream to hold on to. Ila
begins a fantastical affair with a mystery suitor, pouring her heart into
cooking meals for him. Saajan looks forward to lunch box deliveries from
a mystery woman every day. As the lunchbox goes back and forth, this
fantasy becomes so elaborate that it threatens to overwhelm their
reality. The film is the story of the life of which we dream versus the life we live in, and of
the courage it takes to turn out fantasies into reality. The film was released in February
2014 in the US and the New York Times described it as “A perfect balance of tact and
Cast: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Krrish 3 (2013)
Hindi - 152 min - Action | Sci-Fi
Director: Rakesh Roshan
Krishna aka Krrish is living a happy married life in India with his wife
Priya and scientist dad Rohit, while helping the masses with his
superpowers and struggling to keep a steady job. In another part of the
world, an evil handicapped man named Kaal has used his DNA to
generate a team of human-animal mutants, particularly the ruthless
chameleon mutant Kaya who can assume any form she wants. Kaya and
other mutants create havoc among the masses of India but are counteracted by Rohit's scientific genius. Now Kaya has to figure out how Rohit
managed to do that. Will she succeed? How will Krrish find Kaal and what
will their final face-off entail? This is what Krrish 3 is all about.
Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Hrithik Roshan, Amitabh Bachchan
My Brother... Nikhil (2005)
Hindi - 120 min - Drama
Director: Onir
The Kapoors have been living in Goa for several years, and are a
well-known and respected family. Navin Kapoor is now retired,
and lives with his wife, Anita, who has some Portugese blood, a
sportsman son, Nikhil, and daughter, Anamika (Anu). Navin is
thrilled to know that Nikhil has been selected for a sports
scholarship and will be representing Goa in a national swimming
championship. But his near-perfect life falls slowly apart as Nikhil
is suddenly asked by his coach to take a break and let some
fresh youngsters take over and eventually dismissed from the
team. The Kapoors learn with shock that Nikhil has AIDS after he
is arrested one day. Nikhil is kept in forced isolation since the law allowed the government
to isolate HIV positive people. Will the Kapoors be able to accept the challenge together as a
family or will they end up as embittered individuals who end up blaming each other?
Cast: Sanjay Suri, Juhi Chawla, Purab Kohli
Charulata (1964)
Bengali - 117 min - Drama | Romance
Director: Satyajit Ray
Set in British India in the 19th century, the film revolves around Charulata,
the beautiful wife of a learned Calcutta intellectual. She sits at home alone
while her wealthy husband Bhupati runs his English language newspaper.
Upon recognizing her profound loneliness, Bhupati invites his brother-inlaw Umapada and wife Mandakini as house guests. Amal, his handsome
younger cousin also comes for a visit following his graduation from college.
Charu and Amal spend hours reminiscing over literature, poetry and the
arts while Bhupati works on his paper. For a short time everyone is
content. Then, a tragedy occurs. Umapada absconds with Bhupati's
savings, leaving the entrepreneur in terrible debt. But the betrayed man
soon realizes that something much more precious than his money is lost.
Cast: Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Shailen Mukherjee
Dare to Dream (2013) an NFDC Film
Hindi & Marathi - 110 min - Drama
"Gangoobai" (original title)
Director: Priya Krishnaswamy
Gangoobai, a childless, elderly widow, has lived her whole life in
the tiny colonial hill station of Matheran, near Mumbai. Mountain
range about 4 hours' drive from Mumbai. She works hard and has
very simple aspirations until one day she falls in love ---with a
designer sari. She follows her dream to the big city of Mumbai.
How does this affect her, how does she change the lives of people
she meets in Mumbai, does she achieve her dream….. Audience
review: “A simple story told so beautifully, you just wish the movie
wouldn't end”.
Cast: Sarita Joshi, Purab Kohli & Mita Vasisht
3 Idiots (2009)
Hindi - 170 min - Comedy | Drama | Romance
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Farhan Qureshi and Raju Rastogi want to re-unite with their fellow
collegian, Rancchoddas "Rancho" Shyamaldas Chanchad. They
remember their student days ten years ago at the Imperial College
of Engineering, one of the best colleges in India. Farhan wants to
become a wildlife photographer, but is pursuing an engineering
degree to fulfil his father's wish, whereas Raju needs to improve his
family's financial situation, and Rancho studies for the pleasure of
building machines. Life at college was full of hilarious antics,
including many run-ins with the Dean Viru Sahastrabudhe (ViruS).
The search for Rancho takes his two friends to unexpected turns…
Cast: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Boman Irani, Mona Singh
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
Hindi - 153 min - Adventure | Comedy | Romance
Director: Zoya Akhtar
3 young men Kabir, Imran and Arjun leave for a 3 week road trip for
Kabir's extended bachelor party; a road trip where each one gets to do
the ultimate sport of his choice and the other 2 just have to do it with
him, whether they want to or not! And this makes them face their fears,
alter their perceptions, unravel their confidence, force them out of their
comfort zone and break out of the box. Ultimately it teaches them to
seize the day…
Cast: Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar
The Good Road (2013)
Gujrati - 92 min - Drama
Director: Gyan Correa
Several stories are intertwined in the film with the center of the action
being a highway in the rural lands of Gujarat. The film is the first Gujarati
film ever to be selected to represent India at the Oscars. It unfolds over
the course of a day and cross-cuts between a boy who gets separated
from his parents, a truck driver and his cleaner who take in the boy, and a
young girl who seeks shelter at a wayside brothel. The three sets of
characters travel through the bleached landscape of the Rann of Kutch in
Gujarat, whose people are as taciturn as their surroundings are unsparing.
Cast: Ajay Gehi, Rinkle Karelia, Keval Katrodia
Like Stars on Earth (2007)
Hindi - 162 min - Biography | Comedy | Drama
"Taare Zameen Par" (original title)
Director: Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte
Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with
wonders that no one else seems to appreciate; colors, fish, dogs
and kites are just not important in the world of adults, who are
much more interested in things like homework, marks and
neatness. And Ishaan just cannot seem to get anything right in
class. One day a new art teacher Nikumbh bursts onto the scene,
who breaks all the rules of how things are done by asking the
students to think, dream and imagine. They respond with
enthusiasm, all except Ishaan. Nikumbh soon realizes that Ishaan is
very unhappy, and sets out to discover why. Taare Zameen
Par gives you a peep into a child's mind and makes you think about
the need to understand, nurture and nourish.
Cast: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tanay Chheda
Gandhi, My Father (2007)
Hindi - 136 min - Biography | Drama | History
Director: Feroz Abbas Khan
The film paints the picture of the leaders’s intricate, complex and strained
relationship with son Harilal Gandhi. From the onset, the two had dreams in
opposite directions. Harilal wanted to study abroad and become a barrister
like his father, while Gandhi hoped that his son would join him and fight for
his ideals and causes. When he is not given the opportunity to study
abroad, he decides to abandon his father’s vision and leaves South Africa for
India where he joins his wife Gulab and kids. He goes back to school to earn
his diploma but fails three times in a row and ends in financial stress. Sick
of his failure, he turns to alcohol for solace and converts to Islam, only to
re-convert to a different sect of Hinduism. With political tension heating up,
the rift between Gandhi and his eldest son grows until it is beyond repair.
Story of a man who lived in the enormous shadow of his father, striving to
discover his own identity
Cast: Akshaye Khanna, Darshan Jariwala, Shefali Shetty
Liv & Ingmar (2012)
Swedish & English - 89 min - Documentary
Director: Dheeraj Akolkar
This film by a young Indian filmmaker celebrates, for the first time in
the last 50 years, something sacred, something delicate, something
unrequited, unrealized, unspoken... Here, sitting in Ingmar Bergman's
house on Faro, Liv Ullmann herself tells the story. Passages from her
book 'Changing', Ingmar's love letters - seen here for the first time and many autobiographical sequences from their films become a part
of this film's canvas. In the process, this film becomes homage, a
salute... not only to two of the most important artists of our time, but
also to two friends, companions and soul mates...
Cast: Liv Ullmann, Ingmar Bergman, Samuel Fröler
Let the Scream Be Heard (2013)
English - 58 min - Documentary
Director: Dheeraj Akolkar
This film is an artistic investigation to discover and celebrate the secret behind
the universality and timelessness in the iconic Norwegian artist Edvard Munch's
creation spanning over 62 years and more than 40,000 works of art. It gains a
unique focus from being made by a young Indian director.
Stars: Edvard Munch, Ketil Bjørnstad, Marina Abramovic
Enemy of the People (1989)
Bengali - 99 min - Drama
"Ganashatru" (original title)
Director: Satyajit Ray
The film is an adaptation of a play by Henrik Ibsen: Enemy of the People.
Dr. Ashoke Gupta is the head of the main hospital a small town in
Bengal. His younger brother, Nisith is the head of the committees running
the hospital and a temple, both built by a local Industrialist. The temple
is also a big tourist attraction. Dr. Gupta is convinced that the holy water
of the temple is contaminated due to faulty pipe-laying. It is causing an
epidemic in the town. He warns his brother Nisith. Nisith, the Industrialist
and other town officials reject the idea that holy water might be the
cause of the epidemic. They refuse to close the temple to carry out the
repairs. Dr. Gupta wants to write an article in the newspaper to warn
people, but giving-in to the pressure from the powerful people, the editor
refuses to publish it. Left with no alternative, Dr. Gupta organises a
public meeting that is also sabotaged and he is proclaimed an enemy of
the people.
Cast: Soumitra Chatterjee, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Dipankar Dey
Baadshah (1999)
Hindi - 175 min - Action | Comedy | Musical
"The Emperor" (original title)
Directors: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla
K. Jhunjhunwala would like to locate his missing/runaway
daughter, Seema Malhotra, so that he can get her married to Nitin
Dharampal. Prominent businessman, Mahindra, would like to
negotiate with the kidnappers of his daughter Sonu and secure her
release. And the Central Bureau of Investigation would like to
protect the life of Chief Minister Gayetri Bachchan under the
mission code-named "Maa", and officer in Charge is code-named
"Baadshah" – which also happens to be the name of a bumbling
Private Investigator, who has agreed to assist Jhunjhunwala and
Mahindra. He gets mistaken for the CBI Agent, ends up working
for the assassins, and must assassinate Gayetri or else…
Cast: Rakhee Gulzar, Shah Rukh Khan, Twinkle Khanna
Chalte Chalte (2003)
Hindi - 167 min - Drama | Romance
"While on the way"
Raj and Priya come from two different strata of society. Raj owns a
small-time transport business and belongs to the economically middle
class section of society, Priya belongs to the affluent class and is on the
road to becoming a famous fashion designer. But when a chance
encounter brings them together, they are drawn towards each other but
Priya is already engaged to marry her childhood friend Sameer. Raj
follows her all the way to Greece to woo her. During the journey Priya
realizes that Raj is her true soulmate and decides to marry him. But
after a year of their marriage, the once-love struck couple begin to face
the harsh realities of marriage. Misunderstandings make Priya leave
their home. Will the story have a happy ending?
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Jas Arora
Director: Aziz Mirza
Black (2005)
Hindi - 122 min - Drama
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
The McNallys, an Anglo-Indian family consisting of Paul and his wife,
Catherine live in Simla. Both rejoice when Catherine gives birth to a
baby girl, Michelle, but their joy is short-lived when they are told
that Michellle cannot see nor hear. Michelle becomes increasingly
violent and volatile and Paul considers admitting Michelle in an
asylum. It is here that the alcoholic, eccentric Debraj Sahai enters
their lives. Under his guidance, Michelle blossoms and gives up her
violence. She even gets admitted in school with normal children but
is not able to graduate. The years pass by, and it is time for Debraj
to bid adieu. Twelve years later, at the age of 40, Michelle succeeds
in graduating and meets her teacher again…
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Shernaz Patel
Koi... Mil Gaya (2003)
"I found ...someone"
Hindi - 171 min - Drama | Fantasy | Romance
Director: Rakesh Roshan
Scientist Sanjay Mehra devises a computer that is
capable of contacting aliens. His happiness is cut short
when the scientists scoff at him and refuse to believe his
claims. While returning home with his pregnant wife, he
glimpses an alien spaceship, and, in the resulting
confusion, crashes his car. His wife survives but their
unborn child suffers brain damage. Rohit Mehra grows up
with the thinking capacity of a child. He befriends the
town Mayor's daughter Nisha, which angers Nisha's suitor
Raj, a spoiled brat. One day, Rohit and Nisha find Rohit's
father's computer in his shed and follow the instructions to operate it and that very evening,
an alien spaceship comes to their town. When the police inspect the footprints, they
discover that one of the aliens has been left behind. Rohit and Nisha find the alien and see
their lives slide into virtual chaos...
Cast: Rekha, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta
The Big City (1963)
Bengali - 122 min - Drama
"Mahangar" (original title)
Director: Satyajit Ray
Life in Calcutta in the early 1960's. Bhambal supports his wife Arati,
his parents, and two children. Money is tight, so Arati goes to work.
She's successful and enjoys it, but this untraditional step throws the
household into chaos: her in-laws initiate a "cold war" of silence and
disapproval. When Bhambal loses his job, her working is essential;
he loses self respect, and the gulf between them widens. Arati
questions whether to keep her daughter in school. At work, her
friendship with Edith, a Euro-Indian who smokes, swears, and uses
lipstick, brings Arati close to impertinence with her genial boss. Her
job is imperiled, she acts impulsively, and who will understand her
Cast: Anil Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Jaya Bhaduri
English Vinglish (2012)
Hindi - 134 min - Comedy | Drama | Family
Director: Gauri Shinde
The story of a quiet, sweet tempered housewife who endures
numerous small slights from her well educated husband and
daughter everyday because of her inability to speak and
understand English. She is resourceful and open-minded but
somehow these traits don't get noticed by them. Then one day on
a trip to visit her sister in Manhattan she decides to enroll in an
English Learners class and meets a host of new people who teach
her to value herself beyond the narrow perspective of her family.
Cast: Sridevi, Adil Hussain, Mehdi Nebbou
Yugant (1995)
Bengali - 135 min - Drama
"What the Sea Said"
Director: Aparna Sen
Deepak and Anasuya are an estranged couple meeting after 18
months of separation, at a small fishing village where they had once
honeymooned. Deepak works as a Creative Director for a new
advertising agency in Calcutta, while Anasuya is in the final stages
of achieving her long cherished desire of building her own dance
academy at Bhubaneshwar. The second honeymoon is an attempt to
rediscover their lost relationship. Almost instinctively, they realize
that they have changed and yet, somewhere deep down, they are
the same. And then, a miracle occurs which makes them think about
the bareness of their conjugal life.
Cast: Anjan Dutt, Roopali Ganguly, Pallavi Chatterjee, Kunal Mitra.
Om Shanti Om (2007)
Hindi - 162 min - Action | Comedy | Drama
"Let there be peace"
Director: Farah Khan
Om Prakash Makhija is a Junior Artiste in Bollywood, who is infatuated with
actress Shantipriya, and hopes to marry her someday. His hopes come to
reality when he rescues her from a fire but shortly thereafter he finds out that
she is married to a film producer, Mukesh Mehra, and is expecting his child. He
then watches in horror as Mukesh, after luring her in an abandoned studio, sets
it afire. Om attempts to rescue her in vain, and he too is killed. 30 years later,
Om is reborn as the only son of yesteryear Bollywood actor, Rajesh Kapoor,
and is himself an aspiring actor. His memories start to return when he meets
with his widowed mother and he decides to take revenge…
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal
Dil Jo Bhi Kahey... (2005)
"Whatever the heart may say…"
Hindi - 144 min - Romance
Director: Romesh Sharma
During the British rule in India, several Indians were lured
by the British to travel to distant Mauritius for a better life
but actually, on reaching this island, the Indians were
enslaved, tortured and made to work like slaves as in the
"Coolie Ghat". After the British left India, the Indians in
Mauritius decided to continue to live there along with other
nationals from different countries. Amongst them is the
young man Jai, studying to be a chef who meets a beautiful
Swedish girl Sophie Besson, in stockholm and falls in love
with her. But her father Norman who used to be one of the
slave-masters in the olden days, considers Indians quite
inferior and does not approve of Jai. But Sophie is adamant
and refuses to change her mind about Jai, both plan to run
away together. But on the night they are to elope, he does not turn up…
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Revathy, Karan Sharma
Iqbal (2005)
Hindi - 132 min - Drama
Director: Nagesh Kukunoor
Iqbal tells the story of Iqbal, a deaf and mute boy, who dreams of
playing cricket for India. However, he is discouraged by his father who
thinks that Iqbal's daydreams are a waste of time. Instead, he wants
Iqbal to help him tend to the crops and become a farmer like him, which
would be a stable profession. Iqbal's sister, Khadija however, helps him
try out for a nearby academy run by Guruji, an influential former India
captain, who accepts him for his talent. However, when Iqbal competes
with a rich boy, Kamal, who is also the star of the academy, he is thrown
out by Guruji out of fear of Kamal's father, who bankrolls the academy.
Iqbal seeks help from the local drunkard, Mohit, who was once a great
cricketer and persuades him to be his coach. Will they succeed?
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Girish Karnad, Shreyas Talpade
Ship of Theseus (2012)
English & Hindi - 140 min - Drama
Director: Anand Gandhi
If the parts of a ship are replaced, bit-by-bit, is it still the same ship? A
celebrated experimental photographer struggles with the loss of her
intuitive genius as an unexpected aftermath of a physical change; an
intellectual monk confronting a complex ethical dilemma with a long
held ideology, has to choose between principle and death; and a young
stockbroker, following the trail of a stolen kidney, learns how intricate
morality could be. These disparate characters manifest philosophical
dilemmas in their personal lives, but their narratives converge to
reveal an even larger fabric of connections, meaning, beauty, existence
and death in a delicately poetic finale.
Cast: Aida Elkashef, Sohum Shah, Neeraj Kabi
It Never Dies (2012)
Bengali - 140 min - Drama
"Na Hannyate" (Original title)
Director: Riingo
Inspired by Zhang Ling's essay, The Great Tangshan Earthquake,
Riingo's latest offering, Na Hanaytte, is a poignant tale of a
woman, Jui, who is caught in a situation where she could save
only one of her kids and leave the other to die. As a mother, she
can never forgive herself for having to choose between her two
children Ratan and Shiuli. But life goes on... years go by... The
film is about relationships and how they gradually change in
times of crisis.
Cast: Roopa Ganguly, Sayani Dutta, Rahul, Priyanka Sarkar Chaiti Ghosal
Sada Kalo Abcha (2013)
Bengali 112 min- Thriller | Drama
"White, Black & Grey"
On a holiday with his wife, a super model, Samrat, a writer meets with an
accident and wakes up after three days in a hospital with his past in a blur to
find an inspector questioning his identity. The only things he remembers are
his name, his wife’s name and the hotel they are staying at.
The Inspector takes him to his wife who refuses to recognise him and
introduces her real husband. Samrat is stunned and starts questioning
himself, torn between the shaky present and his foggy past...
Cast: Samrat Chakraborty, Sayani Datta, Rana Mitra, Aparajita Ghosh,
Chirodeep Mitra, Pratik Roy
Director: Riingo
Ray: The Mind Is The Story (2014)
Bengali - 112 min – Psychological Drama
Director: Riingo
A renowned writer of romantic novels is asked to write a murder
mystery by his publisher. Being a writer from his deeds, his novels have
always been stories from his real life romantic liaisons and it begins to
get difficult to write the plot as he has never witnessed murder in his
lifetime. On vacation to a remote village in Arunachal Pradesh he meets
a couple who take the initiative to inspire his writing pursuits. They
strangely resemble characters from the detective fictions of Satyajit Ray
Feluda series and they play a game of entrapment to lure our
protagonist into the cunning web of lies, deceit and murder. Based on
the legendary Satyajit Ray and his detective series Feluda, Ray indulges
in the fear factor of fiction turning true. It is now just a matter of time
when the final scene will be written and maybe the author himself will
become the fiction.
Cast: Samrat Chakrabarti, Sayani Dutta
Ghuri (2014) (Premier)
Bengali - 137 min - Action | Drama
"The Kite" (original title)
Director: Riingo
A tribute to the award winning novel The Kite
Runner by Khalid Hussaini, Ghuri is a film on the
virtues and vices of adolescence and the web of
fears and fantasies that surround every child in
those early years. Inseparable as friends are
Sunny and Sikander till an act of cowardice
betrays the trust between them. Years later Sunny
has to confront the ghosts from the past as he
undertakes a journey into the realms of danger and deceit to make amends for a friend he
once let down. An emotional drama of endurance and sacrifice that man takes to
reincarnate faith and honor for a gift called friendship... and thereby complete the circle of
Cast: Arindoi Bagchi, Rohit Bhattacharya, Kaushik Chakraborty
Qissa (2013) An NFDC Film
"In Two Minds"
Punjabi - 109 minutes - Drama
Director: Anup Singh
The story revolves around how Umber Khan is
obsessed with having a son to continue his clan's
near-vanquished bloodline. His disappointment in
seeing his wife deliver a fourth daughter drives him
to extreme measures, as he turns to bringing her up
as male. All this turns the girl, Kanwar into a torn
and troubled being: confused and repressed, she
takes up a chauvinist veneer, which eventually leads
her into a bind, as she is forced to marry Neeli, a
girl she's been aggressively flirting with… What next?
Cast: Irrfan Khan, Tillotama Shome, Rasika Dugal
Duvidha (1973) An NFDC Film
"The Tale of a Lonely Ghost"
Hindi - 82 minutes - Drama
Director: Mani Kaul
Based upon a Rajasthani folk tale, the story is simple: a lonely ghost falls
deeply in love with a beautiful – but recently married – woman; after her
husband departs home for business trading, the ghost proceeds to steal the
identity of the husband in order to possess the woman’s love. Soon the wife
finds herself pregnant. The husband returns and a dilemma arises… The
film moves on two planes - inside-outside' dark-light' a structure that exists
in the folk tales and myths the world over…
Cast: Ravi Menon, Raisa Padamsee
Firaaq (2005)
Hindi - 112 min - Drama
Director: Nandita Das
In a nuanced, moving exploration of life and loss, the film traces the
lives of a handful of characters struggling to come to terms with the
tragedy of the 2002 riots in Gujarat. Old 'ustaad' Khan Saheb and his
faithful companion Karim wonder if the sound of a 'raag' will ever
reverberate again in their house. Sanjay is an unapologetic defender of
the Hindu right while his wife Aarati is traumatized because she did not
help a Muslim woman being chased by a mob. Half Muslim-half Hindu
Sameer Shaikh plans to flee to Delhi, where he thinks his mixed
parentage won't cause him as much grief. And a little child wanders
through the dark night, looking for his lost father: the rest of his family
was slain during the riots.
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Raghubir Yadav, Paresh Rawal, Deepti Naval, Tisca Chopra,
Sanjay Suri
Mala Aai Vhaychay (2011)
"I Want to be a Mother"
Marathi - 82 minutes - Drama
Director: Samruoddhi Porey
The story deals with growing surrogacy practices in India where
women are used as surrogates by foreigners. The film is an
emotional drama telling story of one such surrogate mother who
bears a foreigner's child… The first Indian film on this important
theme Mary is a model from a foreign comes to India to
commission a baby but when the Doctor says that the child maybe
handicapped, she leaves after arranging for the child to be put in
an orphanage. All these happenings disturb Yashoda, the surrogate
mother and she decides to keep the child even if it is born
handicapped. By the grace of God, Yashoda gives birth to a lovely,
healthy and normal child with blue eyes and Golden hair… He
grows up in Yashoda’s hut and gets all the love and affection from
her. The real drama still awaits. What if Mary comes back? Who does the child belong to by
Fire (1996)
Hindi - 110 min - Drama
Director: Deepa Mehta
Sita, newly married, does not succeed in evoking any emotion from her
husband Jatin. They live in a typical traditional Indian joint family
arrangement with his older brother Ashok, his sister-in-law Radha, his
invalid mother (Biji) and the family servant Mundu and Sita begins to feel
stifled. She learns that Radha too has many similar problems and is very
sad. Radha and Sita go through the motions oscillating between their
desires and disappointments. Radha, the older woman, remains bound by
tradition and subdued into silence while Sita refuses to accept misfortune
and wishes to break free. Shunned by their husbands, provoked by their
unfulfilled longings, Radha and Sita seek solace in each other and become
lovers and end up having to face fire...
Cast: Nandita Das Shabana Azmi