Classic Indian Films
Thursday, 26th– 6.30 pm
An NCPA-NFAI Presentation
Halodiya Choraye Baodhan Khaye / The Catastrophe
A happy, innocent farmer (Bania) is conned out of his landholding by an evil landlord. Forced to sell his cattle and to make innumerable trips to sort out bureaucratic problems, the farmer eventually meets that ultimate rarity, a ‘good’ bureaucrat who helps him get his land back. This story is set amid the din and cacophony of Assamese politics, leading at one point to the protagonist literally going berserk. Barua’s best-known film, renowned for Bania’s performance.
Screenplay & Direction by Jahnu Barua
Produced by Patkai Films
Cast: Indra Bania, Purnima Pathak Saikia, Badal Das, Hemen Choudhury & Pabitra Kumar Dekha
Admission on a first-come-first-served basis. NCPA members will get preferential seating till 6.20 pm.