I live in behrampada

I Live in Behrampada [1993]




46 minutes | Format: Umatic / Betacam

Language: Hindi / English

 

Synopsis:

 

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?

 

Awards:

Filmfare award, 1994 Second best film award in International

Video Fest, Trivandrum,1995

 

Credits:

 

Direction: Madhusree Dutta

 

Camera: Moloy Roy

 

Sound: Namita Nayak

 

Editing: Sujata Narula

 

Research: Flavia Agnes, Neera Adarkar