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GHODE KO JALEBI KHILANE LE JA RIYA HOON

Directed by ANAMIKA HAKSAR | 121' | India

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Synopsis

The documentary follows four characters: a pickpocket, a vendor of sweets and savouries, a labourer-activist, and a conductor of heritage walks. We see Old Delhi through their eyes and hear it through their various languages and dialects. The film is a love-letter to the syncretic culture of Old Delhi which is slowly being lost to concrete and smog. It is a paean to the so-called ‘little people’ who try to make their way through life with dignity, good-humour and courage.

ABOUT DIRECTOR

Anamika Haksar is an eminent theatre director who trained under Badal Sarcar and B V Karanth at the National School of Drama, New Delhi. She is one of the few Indians to train at State Institute of Theatre Arts, Moscow, and has received the Sanskruti award for developing a new language of theatre in India (1995). She exhibited at the Kochi Biennale in 2016 to much acclaim. With her love for the life and history of Shahjahanabad (Delhi), Haksar uses the cinematic medium to present a layered narrative of the old city.

FSA Year :   2019
Runtime :  121'
Language :   Hindi,
Country :   India,
Director :   ANAMIKA HAKSAR
Producer :  Gurudas Pai
Release Year :   2018

FILM AT FESTIVAL

Selection Type: Main
Festival Edition: 2019
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