Film Circle Screening

KOKILA

Kannada/1977/140 min

2019-11-02

Director: Balu Mahendra,  Kokila (Shoba), a medical college student lives with her father, an engineer and her mother in a home in Bangalore. A house maid (Roja Ramani) who is very close to the family also lives with them. As Kokila's father travels a lot and his wife suffering from health problems, they decide to keep a paying guest. Vijayakumar (Kamal Haasan), a bank executive comes and lives in the household as a paying guest. Kokila and Vijayakumar fall in love and plan to get married with the consent of her parents. In the meanwhile, suddenly one night Vijayakumar and the house maid are alone in the home. They both end up making love, and Kokila after her return remains unaware about this incident, though the maid is well aware of Kokila's affair with Vijay.

LA BELLE VIE

France/1964/105 min

2019-11-09

Director: Robert Enrico,  After twenty-seven long months spent in Algeria, Frederic Simon, a young photographer is determined to forget this time of trouble. Now that the Army has finally discharged him he wants to live the good life. And at first, things go according to his wishes: not only does he marry Sylvie but they are invited by a wealthy man to Monte Carlo, where they spend a dream honeymoon. But back in Paris, hard times await them. When Sylvie becomes pregnant, he slams the door and finds consolation in the arms of Christine, an ex girlfriend, which he soon regrets. At last, the situation improves. Frederic finds work and starts making money. But the good life cannot go on: one morning a policeman knocks at the young couple's door: the country wants Frederic back in the Army.

INSAF KA TARAZU

Hindi/1980/ 161 min

2019-11-16

Director: B.R. Chopra,  After the passing of multi-millionaire Ramlal Gupta, his only son and heir, Ramesh, takes over the estate and business. He meets Beauty Queen, Bharti Saxena and later invites her to his yacht. He goes to her residence one morning to show her the photographs taken on his yacht. The next day Ramesh is arrested by the police and charged with sexually assaulting Bharti. He hires a advocate named Chandra, and enters a plea of not guilty, stating that both had consensual sex. The Court hears the arguments as well as the testimony from none other than Bharti's sister, Neeta, and exonerates Ramesh. Two years later, Bharti is arrested by the police for killing Ramesh in cold blood.

Vanishing Corporal

France/1962/105 min

2019-11-23

Director: Jean Renoir,  An upper-class corporal from Paris is captured by the Germans when they invade France in 1940. Assisted and accompanied by characters as diverse as a morose dairy farmer, a waiter, a myopic intellectual, a working-class Parisian, and a German dental assistant, the corporal tries to escape from prison camps, sometimes making it a few yards, sometimes reaching the French border.

CHAK DE INDIA

Hindi /2007/155 min

2019-11-30

Director: Shimit Amin Kabir Khan (Shahrukh Khan) knows what it's like to come back from the dead. The ex Indian Captain has now come back in the avatar of the Coach of the Indian Women's National Hockey team. The team is a rag-tag bunch of girls with their own agenda. The girls have never known the thrilling energy of being Team India of giving their all to see their country's name on a trophy. But Kabir Khan, once a captain, now forgotten, does. He knows there are no second chances. Despite his past, he believes that if only the girls played as one, anything would be possible. Chak De India is the story of a coach's fight of making his team, Team India by overcoming their diverse backgrounds.