An NCPA Presentation
Hindi Film (134 mins)
Thursday, 14th – 6.30 pm
The simple story of Kabuliwala is about the affection between Abdur Rahamat Khan, an Afghani immigrant dry-fruit-seller in Calcutta, and Mini, a girl he likens to his daughter, Amina, left behind in Kabul.
Directed by Hemen Gupta
Produced by Bimal Roy, Leela Desai (assoc.)
Written by Vishram Bedekar & ?S. Khalil
Based on Kabuliwala by Rabindranath Tagore
Cast: Balraj Sahni, Usha Kiran, Sajjan, Sonu & others
Music by Salil Choudhury
Hindi / Urdu Film (146 mins)
Friday, 15th – 6.30 pm
Set in Agra, the film deals with the plight of a Muslim businessman and his family, in the period after the Partition. In the grim months after the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948, the film’s protagonist and patriarch of the family, Salim Mirza, deals with the dilemma of whether to move to Pakistan, as many of his relatives, or stay back. The film details the slow disintegration of his family and is one of the most poignant films made on India’s Partition.
Directed by M. S. Sathyu
Produced by Abu Siwani, Ishan Arya & M. S. Sathyu
Written by Kaifi Azmi & Shama Zaidi
Story by Ismat Chughtai
Cast: Balraj Sahni, Farooq Shaikh, A. K. Hangal, Geeta Siddharth, Shaukat Kaifi & others
Admission on a first-come-first-served basis. NCPA members will get preferential seating till 6.20 pm.