I live in behrampada
I Live in Behrampada 
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