Sep 29 2023 to Sep 29 2023 6:30 p.m.
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7 4th Main Rd, Stage 2, Domlur 560071
128 mins | India | 1992
The Director, Sanjiv Shah will be present for a post-screening discussion.
The film is a musical fable about an imagined country where mosquitoes are creating unrest amongst its citizens. Those infected rise from their slumber, ask questions and protest injustice. Antidotes made from onions, surveillance of the suspects, banning of the colour red, forbidding the citizens from dreaming, waging wars… the King tries it all to subdue, indeed annihilate, the mosquitoes that are threatening his rule.
The film is also about the journey of Hunshi, an ordinary scientist who joins the battle against the mosquito menace, falls in love with Parveen, a colleague who happens to come from the land of the mosquitoes and eventually joins the battle against the King.
Using a collage of cinematic forms, like elements from popular culture, Indian films, folk traditions of storytelling and songs, along with documentary footage, the film tries to locate the fictional within the real and historical.