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film
body.city
Maachis
D: Gulzar
Admission: 5 , concessions 3
19.10.2003
17:00
death, revenge, violence
body.city
Maachis
India 1994
158 Min., Hindi with Engl. subtitles
Bombay/Mumbai mainstream


Background is the Indian army's attack on the holy Sikh Gurudwara, the Golden Temple, the subsequent assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by Sikh bodyguards, and the large scale attacks on Sikhs in Delhi in the aftermath of the assassination. Kirpal's (Chandrachur Singh) close friend is detained and brutally tortured by the police on suspicion of being involved in an attack on a politician in Delhi. He meets others who have undergone traumatic experiences, and comes under the influence of a militant sent from across the border (Om Puri). Events unravel with a sense of dark pre-destination, but not without a strange sting in the tail.