in competition: Gali Guleiyan [In the Shadows]
Category: Feature Films | Duration: 117 min | Language: Hindi with English ST
In the walled city of Old Delhi, Khuddoos lives in self-imposed isolation. His only contact with the outside world takes place via the cameras he has secretly installed in the whole neighbourhood. His friend Ganeshi is the only actual human contact left in Khuddoo’s life. Ganeshi does his best to help Khuddoos, but has little success. Young Idris also lives within the walls. His relationship with his parents is highly diverse: there is his loving mother, and then there is his father, the butcher who tries to teach Idris the butcher’s trade by hook or by crook, even using physical violence. When Khuddoos one day hears how he abuses Idris, he becomes obsessed with finding the boy. A gripping thriller with Manoj Bajpayee where time and reality become blurred.
Anil Nalini Jain