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Court

Court
  • India
  • 116 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chaitanya Tamhane
  • Cast: Vira Sathidar, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjani Kulkarni
  • UK release: 25 March 2016

When a Mumbai sewage worker commits suicide, a 65-year-old poet (Sathidar) is put on trial for instigating the suicide by inflammatory song lyrics. Tamhane's feature debut is a masterful look at the Indian justice system, and how it serves little purpose other than to prop up the country's caste system.

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Court

21 Mar 20164 stars

Impressive, socially conscious debut from Indian director Chaitanya Tamhane

The trial of 65-year-old people’s poet Narayan Kamble (Vira Sathidar), accused of instigating a sewage worker to commit suicide through his inflammatory song lyrics, becomes a window into the damning dichotomy of modern India; a country where the…

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