Paltadacho Munis

Paltadacho Munis

Paltadacho Munis

               Genre: Drama
               Village, pregnancy, a widower, Berlinale 2010, pity

true hermit outcasts

  The man on the other side of the bridge, Vinayak (Chitranjan Giri), is a widower in his forties and has for 15 years a hermit’s life as a forest warden in an Indian province. He must ensure that nobody steals the precious wood, and he also distributes times like a horde of children, which can be phased out their cows in his forest. But really fun to him, the job is not to ask to be transferred to the village eight kilometers away, he in vain. His life seems to be a dismal history – until one day, lying in wait for him an outcast, neglected wife (Veena Jomkar). Vinayak initially wants nothing from her and know she sells. But when she again appears, he reluctantly gives her food and clothes. With its confused but lovable species, they grow it more and more to his heart, he takes her to his house, gives her a child and wants to marry her. But as outcasts, they have a bad condition in the village community, which also gets Vinayak experienced through too.

Crazy, insane people in Indian society still failed. They are not considered sick, per se, their condition tends to be associated with the curse of a former life, or diabolical spirits together. Social recognition it hard to find. Also Vinayak initially reacted with disgust at the woman, but feels the service of humanity, responsible for them. In the film, the company is represented by a village. There, the outcasts are banished again and again. Even Vinayak aunt advises him from working with her, helping the two, however, to give birth to her child. Among the villagers is the belief in God in the highest quarters. Vinayak in the forest, they build a temple, the more they want to expel the woman from the surrounds. There will be a scandal.

Laxmikant Shetgaonkars Paltadacho Munis / The Man Beyond the bridge is far from being colorful, loud Bollywood cinema. The film is rather a quiet and careful study of social ills in Indian society today. In the film Laxmikant Shetgaonkars Konkani language is spoken, in which up to now no other Indian film has been shot. Regardless Paltadacho Munis is a pearl of the Indian independent film that takes us far into rural India and its traditions and rituals of our empathy leads in mind.

(Katrin Knauth)

Title: Paltadacho Munis Original Title: The Man Beyond the Bridge “ Country of production: India Year of production: 2009 Length: ( #) 96 (Min)

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