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Shyam Benegal season coming to Channel 4

The next two Hindi films on Channel 4 will make up a short run of Shyam Benegal pictures.

The first of these is 2008’s Welcome To Sajjanpur, a portrait of modern Indian village life as told through Mahadev, the only literate man in the community.

He aspires to be a novelist but makes a living as a letter writer, with clients who include his now-married childhood crush, a superstitious widow trying to marry her daughter to a dog and a eunuch who wants to be a politician. Continue reading