An absorbing family portrait of a multi-generational family in Mumbai that shows the changing face of India.
Director: Archana Atul Phadke | 2019 | India | 91 mins | 12A | Documentary | Marathi with subtitles
You can see why Archana Atul Phadke’s affectionate but uncensored exploration of the dynamics of her own multi-generational home in South Bombay has picked up so many awards. Family members jostle and tease each other, arguments flare up and die away and the house becomes more frenzied as brother Rohan’s wedding approaches. Despite her obvious deep love and devotion for her family, Archana’s frank approach along with her rejection of the old patriarchal values make for a hilarious and deeply moving family portrait, which reflects the changing values of a modern India.
DIRECTOR: ARCHANA ATUL PHADKE
Three generations of the Phadke family live and work together in South Mumbai. As they prepare for a family wedding, director Archana Atul Phadke, who is not in any hurry to marry, observes the shifting, often very funny household dynamics, as both her mother and grandmother wonder how they have tolerated their husbands for so long.
Hainan International Film Festival 2019
Best Documentary Feature
Mumbai Film Festival 2019
Golden Gateway of India for Best Film
Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2019
New Talent Award