Bangalore International Centre had arranged the screening of the film “Koel” directed by a London based film maker Ms. Bonny Mukherjee Crawley on Tuesday, 8th January, 2013 at 6:00 pm. Ms. Bonny Mukherjee was present to interact with the audience after the screening.
This film was of 95 minutes duration with Hindi language and English Subtitles. This film was based on a story about rural aspirations and insecurity in old age set in contemporary Delhi. Ten
year old SUNDER comes from his village to work as a domestic servant. He is employed
to work for elderly eccentric MATAJI who lives with her feckless, unemployed son
MANU and his beautiful wife DAMINI. Damini is a fashion designer and as the only
earning member of the family holds it together. Mataji and Sunder who are both fond of
Damini are unsure of their own position in the family. Damini, unhappily married, has an
admirer and the whole household is concerned about their financial future if she leaves. Sunder and his new friend the wilful BUBBLI, daughter of a neighbour, are drawn into this family drama.
It was a deeply rewarding film. The discussion after the film was very interesting and enriching.