Dekh Indian Circus
Regent Square Theater: May 13 @ 4:30PM
Passes not accepted on Opening/Closing Night. Please arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of start time to ensure availability of seating. Film schedule and Q & A's are subject to change.
2011/India/Director: Mangesh Hadawale/101 min.
Cast: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Virendrapratap Rathore and Suhani Oza (Language: Hindi with English subtitles)
Festivals and Awards: Pusan, Stockholm
It has been a long time since a major Bollywood studio has produced a story dealing with the economically backwards. Dekh Indian Circus takes the struggles of one downtrodden family and creates a comedy that contains real and rural India with a stinging satire of contemporary of the country and its corruption.
Director Mangesh Hadawale approaches popular filmmaker topic of third-world oppression with a lighthearted story about young children who want nothing more than to go to the visiting circus. The parents, Kajro and Jethu, invest their life to fulfill the Indian dream of educating their children, Ghumroo and Panni.
Set in the backdrop of the State elections in Rajasthan, Panni finds a flyer advertising a circus that has come to a nearby town. She then decides her goal in life: to see the “bamboo man” at the circus. But, every rupee the family sets aside is for education and Kajro and Jethu must find a way to get them there, no matter what the cost.
Indian Circus takes the trials and tribulations of this family and their unconventional visit to the circus with charm and humor, and subtly conveys a largers sense.