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.

Valarie & Her weeks of wonder

Czech/1970/75 min


Director: Jeromil Jeris,  Valerie, a thirteen-year-old girl, lives with her grandmother after the death of her parents. She is harassed by a monster who stole the earrings given to her by her mother.

Sadhi Manas

Marathi/1965/134 min


Director: Bhalji Pendharkar,  Follows the life of a poor family residing in Kolhapur and their struggle to lead a normal life. Depicts the hardships faced by the man and the woman of the family. The happy Shankar and his wife Parvati find their lives disrupted when they accept the offer of a truck driver to find them better prospects in the city. Shankar goes to jail when the driver involves him in a crime. Parvati is imprisoned when she kills the villain, just as Shankar is released. The film ends with a socialist-realist work song, Airanichya deva, the woman’s singing punctuated by sounds on a metal lathe, as they return to their profession and their independence. The other song hit was Malyachya malyamandhi (both sung by Lata Mangeshkar).

Everything For Sale

Poland/1968/105 min


Director: Andrzej  Wajda, Left in a lurch after their star dies, a film crew decides to shoot a movie about a habitually late performer.