Shot mostly in 1979, before the 20th century started turning in to the 21st, Dharamtala Ka Mela keeps alive the lost world of a rural revival in the heart of the city, a Sunday haven where Kolkata’s non-Bengali rural migrants used to flock. The film portrays the fair’s daylong passage, the joys and susceptibilities of its rustic community: beliefs and practices, music, entertainment and skills. It unfolds as a ballad of the marginal yet essential journey of the rural migrant in the city.
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Satyajit Roychowdhury, Ahmed Hussain, Abhijay Karlekar
Sunday, 18 February 2018, 10:00 am
Available until 28 Feb 2018