Dir. Mahesh Bhatt India 1982 138 mins (adv. 15) In Hindi with English subtitles
Shabana Azmi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Smita Patel, Raj Kiran
Saturday 2 November, 8pm (National Media Museum)
Tickets available at Eventbrite
Controversial at the time of its release, Mahesh Bhatt’s Arth is still regarded as Indian cinema at its finest. Released at a time when the young filmmaker was trying to make his mark in the industry, Arth tells the story of Inder (Kharbanda), Pooja (Azmi) and Kavita (Patil) in a tale of adultery, deceit and remorse. Featuring a stellar cast spearheaded by two of the finest actresses to come out of India, Arth is an evergreen classic and is widely considered to be Bhatt’s finest film.
PLUS: INTRODUCTION BY MAHESH BHATT
Beyond the Mango is proud to welcome festival friend and veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt. Bhatt has been a part of the Indian film fraternity for almost four decades and has delivered some of Indian cinemas most critically acclaimed films in the way of Arth (The Meaning, also playing in BTM 2013) and Zakhm (Wound), with the latter being his final outing as director. Long held to be the voice of the industry, Bhatt is still regarded as one of Indian cinema’s greatest filmmakers.