A Tangle Of Wires is not a television blog.
The case for: I’ve blogged on Bengali (language and culture), books, music, exercise and enough other miscellaneous subjects to merit the tangle my blog’s name refers to.
The case against: Look! Shashi Kapoor’s on the telly!!
Next week Film 4 show In Custody, the 1993 film that marked the directorial debut of Ismail Merchant (as in Merchant-Ivory).
The film is based on Anita Desai’s poignant tale about a poet past his best and stars Shashi Kapoor and Om Puri.
Puri plays a teacher who has been commissioned to interview legendary Urdu poet, Nur (Kapoor), whom he has idolised for years.
However, when Deven arrives for the interview, he discovers a broken man surrounded by hangers on and pulled in two different directions by his two wives.
- In Custody – Thursday 30 September at 11:00 – 13:25, Film 4
You can see the rest of the South Asian films Channel 4 has shown this year, including its Bollywood fare, here.