In his ambitious second feature, Sidharth Srinivasan provides the viewer with an exciting, dramatic story that also makes it possible for him to comment on social abuses in India. The story starts with Bhanu, the guard of a deserted quartz mine. He submissively tolerates the grumpiness of his boss, who even appropriates Bhanu’s wife at regular intervals.
Their lives take a dramatic turn when two young lovers look for a hiding place in the mine. One of them turns out to be the daughter of Bhanu's boss, who is escaping from an arranged marriage. Srinivasan sharply reveals how different social classes are related and how tragic forced marriages can turn out. This timeless story, rooted in the age old Indian caste system, has been filmed in a modern way, in a direct, frank style that looks more western than Indian.


Original title
Pairon talle
Filmmaker
Sidharth Srinivasan
Premiere
European premiere
Country
India
Year
2010
Medium
HDcam
Length
99’
Language
Hindi
Producer
Sidharth Srinivasan
Production Company
Reel Illusion Films
Sales
Reel Illusion Films
Writer
Sidharth Srinivasan
Cinematography
S. Nalla Muthu
Editor
Sameera Jain
Production Design
B. Nagar
Sound Design
Nihar Ranjan Samal
Music
Jona Kompa
Cast
Dibyendu Bhattacharya