Fiction

Court

Chaitanya Tamhane
Indien 2014
116min
V'14

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)

Credits
  • Vira Sathidar - Narayan Kamble
  • Vivek Gomber - Vinay Vora
  • Geetanjali Kulkarni - Prosecutor Nutan
  • Pradeep Joshi - Judge Sadavarte
  • Usha Bane - Sharmila Pawar
  • Shirish Pawar - Subodh
  • Chaitanya Tamhane
  • Anita Kushwaha
  • Amrit Pritam
  • Mrinal Desai
  • Rikhav Desai
  • Sambhaji Bhagat
  • Pooja Talreja
  • Somnath Pal
  • Sachin Lovalekar
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