Join us for the 2nd movie in India Art Movie Series – Garam Hawa (1974).
“Set in Agra, Garm Hava deals with the plight of a North Indian Muslim businessman and his family, in the period post partition of India in 1947. In the grim months after the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948, the film’s protagonist and patriarch of the family, Salim Mirza, deals with the dilemma of whether to move to Pakistan like 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. It remains one of the few serious films dealing with the post-Partition plight of Muslims in India.
The movie also launched the career of actor, Farooq Shaikh, and marked the end of Balraj Sahni’s film career, who died before its release. It was India’s official entry to the Academy Award’s Best Foreign Film category, nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, won a National Film Award and three Filmfare Awards. In 2005, Indiatimes Movies ranked the movie amongst the Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films.”
Where : 215, Sharp Lab, University of Delaware.
When : Thursday, March 26, 2015.
Time : 7PM
Cost : Free !!!