An NCPA Presentation
Hindi Film (171 mins)
Tuesday, 29th – 6.30 pm
Sandhya and Nikhil are a happily married, urban, professional couple. Coming from middle-class families, they have risen in their professional lives by virtue of merit and hard work. On their eighth wedding anniversary, a friend brings over his nephew Rahul who is a classical singer. Sandhya develops an attraction to him and they have a brief affair. After about a year, Nikhil falls in love with Vrinda, his assistant in the lab. Sandhya is shattered and they part. Four years after the divorce they meet again, and Sandhya mentions her affair with Rahul. The film has won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi in 1990.
Written by Govind Nihalani & Shashi Deshpande
Directed by Govind Nihalani Produced by Udbhav Productions Cast: Dimple Kapadia, Shekhar Kapur, Irrfan Khan, Mita Vasisht & others
Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa
Hindi Film (152 mins)
Wednesday, 30th – 3.00 pm
Sujata is a quiet, devout Hindu, a religious and compassionate woman. Her son Brati has finished school and is now attending college. Her family is shattered in the early hours, when they are informed by the police that Brati has been killed. They know now that their lives will never be the same again – for they will be called the mother and father of corpse No. 1084. As Sujata struggles to understand Brati’s passing, she delves deeper and deeper into his former life, and she begins to understand her son’s struggle, and decides to continue to further it. The film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi in 1998.
Written by Mahasweta Devi (Novel), Govind Nihalani (Screenplay) & Tripurari Sharma (Dialogues) Directed by Govind Nihalani Produced by Manmohan Shetty & Govind Nihalani
Cast: Jaya Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Joy Sengupta, Nandita Das, Seema Biswas, Milind Gunaji & others
Ti Ani Itar
Marathi Film (102 mins)
Wednesday, 30th – 6.15 pm
Anirudh Godbole and Naina are a contemporary upwardly mobile middle-class Maharashtrian couple. They stay with their two daughters in a comfortable flat in suburban Mumbai. Anirudh has a well-paying job in a corporate firm and Naina is a rising singer. They invite few of their close friends over dinner to celebrate the release of Naina’s music album. The evening begins on a very pleasant and relaxed note, before they witness a crime being committed in the neighbouring building and the evening turns into a moral hell for all. The film won the best film jury award at Lifft India Filmotsav, World Cine Fest, Lonavla 2017.
Screenplay & Dialogues by ShantaGokhale
Directed by Govind Nihalani
Cast: Subodh Bhave, Sonali Kulkarni, Amruta Subhash, Priya Marathe & others
There will be a Q & A session with Govind Nihalani after the 6.15 pm film.
Admission on a first-come-first-served basis. NCPA members will get preferential seating 10 minutes before the show.