I live in behrampada

I Live in Behrampada [1993]

46 minutes | Format: Umatic / Betacam

Language: Hindi / English




As a sequel to demolition of Babri masjid in December 1992,

majoritarianism in India turned its attention to its own citizens.

The communal riots that followed reduced Bombay into two

distinct communities and also created an underclass of citizens

of the Muslim minority. In this context, I Live in Behrampada

traces the history of a Muslim ghetto, which was first inhabited

soon after the independence of the country and grew through

the efforts of the slum dwellers who turned the slimy marsh land

into solid ground. But, in the face of development, yesterday’s

pathfinders have become today’s interlopers.

Is the dividing line language, culture and religion or class?



Filmfare award, 1994 Second best film award in International

Video Fest, Trivandrum,1995




Direction: Madhusree Dutta


Camera: Moloy Roy


Sound: Namita Nayak


Editing: Sujata Narula


Research: Flavia Agnes, Neera Adarkar