V’17: OCTOBER 19 – NOVEMBER 2, 2017

Court

V' 14

Court

Chaitanya Tamhane
Indien, 2014
Fiction, 116min, OmeU

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Court

Chaitanya Tamhane
Indien, 2014
Fiction, 116min, OmeU

Actors: 
Vira Sathidar
Narayan Kamble
Vivek Gomber
Vinay Vora
Geetanjali Kulkarni
Prosecutor Nutan
Pradeep Joshi
Judge Sadavarte
Usha Bane
Sharmila Pawar
Shirish Pawar
Subodh
Screenplay: 
Chaitanya Tamhane
Sound: 
Anita Kushwaha
Amrit Pritam
Camera: 
Mrinal Desai
Editor: 
Rikhav Desai
Composer: 
Sambhaji Bhagat
Decoration: 
Pooja Talreja
Somnath Pal
Costume: 
Sachin Lovalekar

Production: 
Zoo Entertainment
World Sales: 
Memento Films International
Format: 
DCP
Color

A sewage worker’s dead body is found inside a manhole in Mumbai. An ageing folk singer is arrested and accused of performing an inflammatory song, which may have incited the worker to commit suicide. The trial unfolds in a lower court, where the hopes and dreams of the city’s ordinary people play out. Forging these fates are the lawyers and judge, who are observed in their personal lives beyond the theatre of the courtroom.
“Instead of drawing inspiration from other films or literature, I found the experience of attending actual trials in the lower courts of Mumbai far more enriching. Some of the stories unfolding in those rooms are indeed stranger than fiction.” (Chaitanya Tamhane)

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