The Road to Kuthriyar by Bharat Mirle
Dhruv, a wildlife researcher from the city, is faced with the task of conducting a ‘mammal survey’ of the 600-square-kilometre Kodaikanal Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu.
Armed with 40-year-old maps of the area and a GPS device, he must navigate the park on foot and he recruits a local tribesman from the area – Dorai, to serve as his guide.
The severity of the task immediately becomes apparent to Dhruv. Aside from the physical challenge posed, he struggles with his wayward assistant. Not only is Dorai addicted to alcohol, but he also appears to be terrified of officials.
Through the course of their journey, however, the two forge an unlikely friendship and a relationship between equals. When an accident takes him to Dorai’s village, the wool of ‘civilisation’ is lifted from Dhruv’s eyes and his attitudes towards the marginalised are transformed.
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.