THU, 22.09., 11 AM
CineStar Metropolis
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Film discussion with the director Nagraj Manjule

FRI, 23.09., 7:30 PM
Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums
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Film discussion with the director Nagraj Manjule

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IND 2016, Director: Nagraj Manjule, 170 min., feature film, OV, SPF, released 12, recommended 14

Parsha, a poor son of a fisherman, is in love with the wealthy Aachie. When the taboo relationship is discovered, they are threatened by their families. Their rapid flight leads them into the slums of the big city, where their love will be put to the test. The young couple manages the crisis, builds a life for themselves, and has a child – and just then their past catches up with them. What begins as a light-hearted Bollywood-style musical comedy reveals itself to be a social realist drama that looks critically at Indian society and the caste system with its inequality, misery, violence, and desperation. SAIRAT brings reality into focus – a reality that the kitschy and colorful Bollywood cinema seeks to veil. (MK)

Winner, “Special Mention,” National Film Awards India 2016


Nagraj Manjule

Nagraj Manjule studied at the New Arts, Commerce and Science College in Ahmednagar in the Indian state of Maharashtra. He is not only a director; he also writes poetry and prose.

2016 Sairat / 2014 Fandry / 2010 Pistulya

Executive Producer

Gargi Kulkarni completed her master’s degree in Communication study. She is a film writer, director and executive producer working experience in various fields of film making. VANSH was her first short film. In India she won a few prestigious awards as a writer and director. She also wrote a screenplay and directed the short film BHUTACHA MAAL. Gargi Kulkarni have done camera work for the National Award winning short film PISTULYA, was the Chief Assistant Director for the national award winning feature film FANDRY. At “Zee Marathi” TV channel she has a 3 years working experience as a promo producer.