Garm Hava

India, 1974 (M. S. Sathyu; 2h 26m)

Garm Hava (Hot Winds/Scorching Winds) is a landmark of Hindi Parallel Cinema.

Set in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, the film deals with the plight of a North Indian Muslim businessman and his family, in the period after the 1947 partition of India. In the grim months after the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948, film’s protagonist and patriarch of the family Salim Mirza, deals with the dilemma of whether to move to Pakistan, as many of his relatives, or stay back. The film details the slow disintegration of his family, and is one of the most poignant films made on India’s partition […]

In 2009, a privately funded restoration work of the film started at Cameo Studios in Pune. […] The restoration process, which included restoration of original soundtrack took over three years to complete and the print was re-released on 14 November 2014 across 70 screens in eight metro cities in India.

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“Today, when the country is burning over the issue of who gets to be a citizen of India and who doesn’t, when people of all faiths are rising in protest to show solidarity with Muslims, one is reminded of this movie that was of its time and ahead of its time.”

Samira Sood, The Print
Date: June 26th, 2020
Time: 9:30am
Finishes at: 12:00pm

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