Nasir by Arun Karthick
Salesman Nasir lives a contended life with his mother Fatima, wife Taj and nephew Iqbal in a closely populated ghetto. Employed in an apparel shop at the heart of a busy city, the middle aged Nasir is a hard worker. He speaks humorously and makes others laugh. He is also endowed with a half-baked philosophical attitude, so he likes poetry. On Sundays he composes poems along the lines of Hindi film songs of the sixties and launches them in front of his co-workers. When he recites his poems, he starts with his right hand placed over his chest and with wave-like motions nearly brushing the noses of the listeners. He smokes ten Beedis a day and drinks four cups of tea. He goes for his midday prayers occasionally. Nasir’s chronicle emerges through the detailed observation of his vicinity over the span of one particular day. As his day unfolds we find him to be a nimble romantic, marshalling a love of love, song, children, friendship, and even God to rise into something resembling a life well lived. But the increasing communal bigotry has other plans.
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.