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  • Let the Wind Blow

    2004. India/France. Partho Sen-Gupta. 93 min.

Thursday, January 17, 2008, 6:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Let the Wind Blow

    2004. India/France. Directed by Partho Sen-Gupta. With Aniket Vishwasrao, Nishikant Kamat, Rajshri Thakur. At the height of nuclear tensions between India and Pakistan, eighteen-year-old student Arjun and his best friend Chabia, a garage mechanic, are restless. Privileged lifestyles are within their sight but out of reach, and the two are tempted to apply for work in the Persian Gulf, where wages are high. Chabia is generally resigned to his fate, but Arjun must weigh the value of finishing college and a cerebral career against the mere pursuit of money. Conflicted over his choices and overwhelmed by the nihilistic atmosphere of the nuclear standoff, Arjun seeks the company of a privileged young woman. Sen-Gupta alludes to the Bhagavad Gita and Krishna's counsel to Arjuna, as Arjun is forced to consider the philosophical, and possibly tragic, ramifications of his indecision. In Hindi, English; English subtitles. 93 min.

In the Film exhibition Global Lens, 2008

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