Film Circle Screening


Hindi/2001/185 min


Director: Farhan Akhtar, The first film written and directed by Farhan Akhtar, it is set in modern-day urban Mumbai and Sydney, and focuses on a major period of transition in the lives of three young friends who  are separated after college due to their different approaches towards relationships. Akash goes to Australia, Sameer gets busy wooing a girl and Siddharth devotes himself to art.


Sinhalese/1972/120 min


Director: Lester James Alien, Film revolves around murder which is committed for the purpose of gaining access to a hidden treasure. The film won the Silver Lion of St. Mark award at the 1972 Venice International Film Festival and was also selected as one of the outstanding films of the year, receiving a Diploma, at the London Film Festival. This dark, brooding Sri Lankan classic chronicles the tale of Willie and his effort to uncover a treasure, which can only be attained by sacrificing a virgin girl with four birthmarks. Willie finds his girl, but in a twist of events he falls in love with her. But after losing his job, ensuing economic complications force him to reconsider sacrificing her for the treasure.


Japanese/1969/97 min


Director: Nagisa Oshima, Based on real events reported in Japanese newspapers in 1966 The Boy follows the title character, Toshio Omura, across Japan, as he is forced to participate in a dangerous scam to support his dysfunctional family. Toshio's father is an abusive, lazy veteran, who forces his wife, the boy's stepmother, to feign being hit by cars in order to shake down the motorists. When his wife is unable to perform the scam, Toshio is enlisted. As marital strife, mounting abuse, and continual moving take their toll, the boy tries to escape, either by running away on trains, or by retreating into a sci-fi fantasy he has constructed for his little brother and himself. Although traumatized, Toshio tries to help family elude capture in the final sequence, presented in documentary fashion, describing their arrest.


Hindi/2004/187 min


Director: Farhan Akhtar, Karan Shergill (Hrithik Roshan) is a young man from Delhi who has no goals for his future. His father (Boman Irani) is a businessman and his brother is a successful individual living in the United States. His girlfriend, Romila Dutta (Preity Zinta), also known as Romi, a student activist and journalist, out of well-meaning sincerity tells him he needs to find a goal in life. When a friend announces he is going to join the Indian Army, Karan applies to the Indian Military Academy (IMA) as well, despite dissent from his parents.