I AM SINDHUTAI SAPKAI
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Presented By: SAKHI & AWGC
Shows included: I AM SINDHUTAI SAPKAI
Venue: SVA THEATRE
Duration: 110 mins
Show Time: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
“I am Sindhutai Sapkal” is an inspiring, rooted, feminist, Indian film, tracing the true story of Sindhutai Sapkal, who rewrote her destiny. Born into a poor family, Sindhutai is abandoned by her husband on false accusations of infidelity. She sets out on a journey towards justice and dignity, setting up orphanages for the abandoned. When her ageing husband turns up at the orphanage, she “adopts” him. The film is told in flashback, as Sindhutai goes to San Jose, USA, to give fund-raising speeches. The film’s deep humanism in the face of injustice and humiliation gives it a universal resonance.
The cinematography has a deep empathy for the rural Indian landscape and ambience, and the film is elevated by Marathi poetry.
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About The Director
Ananth Mahadevan is an award-winning director who has directed nine feature films; his latest being I am Sindhutai Sapkal. His Red Alert:The War Within won the
Director’s Vision Award, Indian Film Festival, Stuttgart; Best Actor for Suneil Shetty, South Asian International Film Festival, New York, and was in Indian Premiere, International Film Festival of India. His previous films include Staying Alive (Stuttgart, Atlanta, Bite the Mango, Kerala Film Festivals), as well as the popular Dil Vil Pyar Vyar, and Dil Maange More (5 Screen Award Nominations, India). He has directed and scripted 25 television serials.