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Hindi Film with English Subtitles
Film Screening 

The Indian Express Film Club Presentation in association with NCPA

This film narrative takes place over seven days during which time Manek Mulla, a young man barely out of his teens, tells three stories about himself. These stories revolve around Mulla’s involvement with women. In each case, one or another circumstance leads to his separation from his beloved. The tone of the stories is tongue-in-cheek and sometimes borders on the fantastic and surreal. There is consistency and ambiguity, a blurring of distinction between the real and the invented. For Mulla, the purpose of telling these stories is to define the meaning of love. As it transpires, none of the stories he tells actually define Love. If they do, they define what love is not. The film is a comedy but not without a twinge of pain and a sense of loss.

The film screening will be followed by a post film discussion with Shubhra Gupta, Film Critic, The Indian Express.

Directed by Shyam Benegal
Story by Dharamvir Bharati
Screenplay by Shama Zaidi
Producers: National Film Development Corporation of India
Cast: Rajit KapoorRaghuvir YadavSiraj Ahmed & others

Admission on a first-come-first-served basis.

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