Bhor

(Hindi/2019/84 mins)   Kamakhya Narayan Singh

23-May-2019 | 11:00 AM | The Stein Auditorium

Synopsis: Bhor is the story of Budhni, a girl from the Musahar community in Bihar who dreams to pursue her education. But this is no simple feat, as girls her age face familial and societal pressure to get married. As the story unfolds, it comes to light that she was married off before the legal age to marry in India - a tucked away glimpse into the realities of living a Musahar woman’s life. Stranded between her desire to study and the pressure to get married, Budhni silently begins to accept defeat. But Sugan’s proposal brings her hope, as he promises to support her decision to study further. It is only after the marriage that she comes face-to-face with her next challenge – the absence of a Toilet! Now every morning made her anxious and was she fighting not only for education but also for sanitation. Followed by the screening, film critic Shubhra Gupta will be in conversation with the Director Kamakhya Narayan Singh.

Cast: Saveree Gaur, Devesh Ranjan, Devesh Ranjan and Rajeev Pandey

Cinematography: Anjani Kumar Singh

Music: Bapi - Tutul and Sagar Desai

Producer: Anjani Kumar Singh

Director Bio: Kamakhya Narayan Singh, born and raised in Assam, having done his university education from Delhi and working out of Mumbai considers his exposure and travel his greatest asset in understanding and communicating thoughts and stories. Having travelled and shot in over 40 countries for extended periods of time and in every corner of India, he is a student and auteur of human communication. He has directed many travel shows and documentaries and has just completed his socio-human drama feature, BHOR which is touring in the global festival.

Age Limit: U

Festivals & Awards: International Film Festival of India, Goa, Bengaluru International Film Festival, Aurangabad International Film Festival, Aurangabad, Asian Film Festival, Pune, Jharkhand International Film Festival, Jharkhand