Baaram - The Burden

(Tamil/ unreleased/91 mins)  Priya Krishnaswamy

22-May-2019 | 06:30 PM | The Stein Auditorium

Synopsis: When an idealistic young trade unionist investigates the sudden death of a favorite uncle, he comes face to face with the terrifying practice of Thalaikoothal, the killing of the infirm elderly by their own families in rural Tamil Nadu.

Cast: R. Raju, Sugumar Shanmugam, SuPa Muthukumar, Jayalakshmi, Stella Gobi

Cinematography: Jayanth Sethu Mathavan

Editing: Priya Krishnaswamy

Writer: Priya Krishnaswamy

Music: Ved Nair

Producer: Priya Krishnaswamy, Ardra Swaroop

Director Bio: Raised between India, the US and Nigeria, Priya Krishnaswamy is a National Award-winning filmmaker from the Film & TV Institute of India (FTII), Pune, where she specialized in film editing. She has edited Om Dar-b-Dar, Percy, Kaafila, Bombay Boys, Bhopal Express, Gangoobai and Baaram. Her debut feature film, Gangoobai premiered at MAMI in 2012 and was selected for the Indian Panorama, IFFI, 2012, and traveled to over 30 international film festivals.

Baaram is Priya Krishnaswamy’s second feature film.

Age Limit: A

Festivals & Awards: IFFI, Goa 2018 | Bengaluru IFF, 2019