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Indian film season begins with Qissa and Bhuvan Shome

Bhuvan ShomeThe first of Channel 4’s two Indian film seasons begins tonight/in the early hours of tomorrow with Qissa (2013), an award-winning social drama/fantasy is set at the time of India’s partition in 1947.

It’s the first of six films to be screened over the coming weeks that draw on “moving stories from across the country”, according to the UK television station.

Director Anup Singh’s tale – told in Punjabi with English subtitles – tells the story of Umber Singh (Irrfan Khan), a Sikh forced, with his wife and three daughters, to flee his village in the new state of Pakistan.  Continue reading