B.V. Karanth on Art House Cinema
Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! is a 1984 Hindi film directed by Saeed Akhtar Mirza. Based on a story penned by Mirza, the film tells the story of an elderly couple who decide to take on the corrupt nexus of the rich and the law and pay dearly.
Paar is a 1984 Hindi film directed by Goutam Ghose, with Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi in prominent roles. Based on the Bengali story ‘Paari’ by Samaresh Basu, the film tells the story of a Dalit couple forced to flee their village after a massacre and their ordeal and quest for homecoming.
City filmmaker Aneek Chaudhuri has recently completed a film with Pawan Chopra. Directed by Aneek, the film is titled ‘The tale of a Santa and his Moth’ and stars Pawan Chopra and Usha Banerjee as the only two actors in the film.