Indian Summer events programme

Events & Activities

May – September 2009


£3, concessions £2
Stevenson Lecture Theatre

Guest curator Cary Rajinder Sawhney has brought together a season of films representing the range of Indian landscapes, regions and languages.


Friday 19 June, 18.30

Classic Urdu romance about a courtesan trapped in a pleasure palace who knows she will be rescued by the man of her dreams.
India, 1972, 126 minutes
Certificate U
Director: Kamal Amrohi
In Urdu with English subtitles.


Friday 26 June, 18.30

A lavish historical epic, with all-star cast about the doomed love affair between a Mughal Crown Prince and a court maid.
India, 1960, 175 minutes
Certificate PG
Director: K Asif
In Urdu with English subtitles.

Mother India

Friday 10 July, 18.30

An epic tale set during India’s struggle for independence about one woman’s efforts to save her family, her honour and the land she loves.
India, 1957, 172 minutes
Certificate U
Director: Mehboob Khan
In Hindi with English subtitles.


Friday 24 July, 18.30

A wealthy industrialist is on the last day of his family vacation, but conflicts arise as he tries to marry off his daughter.
India, 1962, 102 minutes
Director: Satyajit Ray
In Bengali with English subtitles.

Four Women

Friday 31 July, 18.30

A quartet of stories about four women in traditional Kerala society.
India, 2007, 105 minutes
Director: Adoor Gopalakrishnan
In Malayalam with English subtitles.

Uttara (The Wrestlers)

Friday 11 September, 18.30

Two station masters in the Bengali countryside love to wrestle, but their simple camaraderie is put to the test by the prospect of marriage and arrival of Hindu fundamentalists.
India, 2000, 93 minutes
Director: Buddhadeb Dasgupta
In Bengali with English subtitles.


Friday 25 September, 18.30

Set in the high Himalayas, teenage Lasya and her father are forced by the army to vacate their ancestral home.
India, 2007, 110 minutes
Director: Shivajee Chandrabhushan
In Hindi and Ladakhi with English subtitles.