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D: Ram Gopal Varma
Admission: 5 , concessions 3
urbanity, violence
Satya/ Truth
India 1999
155 min., Hindi with Engl. subtitles Bombay/Mumbai mainstream

This is a gangster film, in the spirit of Coppola and Scorsese: Satya arrives, like a myriad others, at the Victoria terminus, the mass portal for Bombay. He is beaten, knifed, jailed… and he finds a friend, Bhiku. A gangster ruled entirely by emotions, finds a partner who is like cold steel. There are wives, girlfriends, allies, enemies, bosses and, of course, the police - Through these two, and the armature of the gangster film, Varma fashions a new language for the Bombay cinema, and, through the cinema, a mode of apprehending and making sense of the contemporary.

Curator Ravi Vasudevan will be present