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The Wave or Wages and Profit/Tarang
D: Kumar Shahani
Admission: 5 , concessions 3
15.10.2003
20:00
corruption, post-colonialism, power
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Tarang
India 1984
171 Min., Hindi with Engl. subtitles
Art cinema


The film analyses capitalist power in contemporary India: debates about foreign investment and indigenous enterprise, labour welfare and trade union politics, and the forms of familial intrigue and succession politics that under gird it. The film has an extraordinary performance by Kawal Gandhiok, as the Seth's beloved daughter, a mysterious entity who flits past, is not quite of this world, and whose suicide Shahani renders through the imagery of the doomed Ophelia.