Chithha by S. U. Arun Kumar
Present Day. Palani – An Idyllic Temple Town in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Home to the
famous centuries old temple dedicated to the much loved and powerful deity Lord Murugan
(Son of Lord Shiva).
It is the day of Deepavali (The Festival of Lights). As people are caught up in happy festivity, it is
the beginning of a nightmare for Easwaran. He is wrongfully accused of raping his 8 year old
niece Sundari’s best friend. It will take every bit of his strength to prevail until his innocence is
proven. Just when he thinks that the worst is behind him, his worst nightmares come to life. His
reason for being, Sundari herself is kidnapped.
In the absence of his brother, Easwaran had raised the child as his own. He desperately
searches for clues to her whereabouts, each turn looking more hopeless than the last. With a sympathetic local Police Force doing the best they can, Easwaran starts his quest to bring his Sundari back. The inexplicable end to this quest will change the lives of Easwaran and his family forever. In a society that almost always throws hopeless answers to disturbing questions about the safety of our children, only one question keeps presenting itself to Easwaran repeatedly.
How far would he go for his child?
The screening will be followed by a conversation.
November’s Cinema House is a weekend celebrating the intimate portraits and diverse narratives of Regional Indian Cinema, breaking away from conventional notions and offering an alternative perspective on the complexities of being and belonging.
Saturday, November 18, 2023
12:00 PM | Pedro by Natesh Hegde
15:00 PM | Seventeeners by Prithvi Konanur
18:00 PM | The Road to Kuthriyar by Bharat Mirle
Sunday, November 19, 2023
12:00 PM | Nasir by Arun Karthick
15:00 PM | Family by Don Palathara
18:00 PM | Chithha by S. U. Arun Kumar
G5A presents Cinema House: an opportunity to celebrate the experience of collective film viewing. For one weekend a month, our black box theatre transforms into a single-screen theatre dedicated to independent, regional, and contemporary cinema.