Sat 6 April, 2.30pm | Watermans Art Centre, London
Director: Saki Shah
Cast: Pradhuman Singh, Neelu Dogra, Rahat Kazmi, Jitendra Rai, Tariq Khan, Ritu Rajput, Saneha Jagisi & Zahid Qureshi
India, 92 mins, Hindi and Punjabi with English Subtitles
Radio is a common device in our lives but there was a time when radio used to be a new word for world. The story is set in early 70’s in rural village of Kashmir buying a radio and getting its license was a tedious process and people had never seen a radio. Roop Chand a local shopkeeper was not aware that his luck shall land a radio in his house and he gets a radio by fluke. This becomes news in the area, the village head calls him and acquires a radio from him against a piece of land. Waseem, another villager has been a rival of Hamid’s and he also goes to see the radio in the village head’s house in the procession but he feels humiliated by Roop Chand and that is the day when he promises to himself to buy a radio at any cost and show the village that he can have this magical device which only the village head has in his house. The story is about Waseem’s struggle to get the radio and how things get to turn into a roller coaster journey of hilarious and satirical incidents creating complications at every step… and what is the outcome, an amazing journey.
Film screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s team.
Venue: Watermans Art Centre, London
Sat 6 April, 2.30pm
Ticket Price: £10 / £9 concessions