Let the Wind Blow
Hindi and English
India / France, 2004 (93 minutes)
Selections: Berlinale – Forum; International FF Rotterdam; Festival des 3 Continents; Durban IFF; HKIFF, Tokyo Filmex; Commonwealth FF;
Awards: Best film – Durban IFF / Audience Award – Commonwealth FF / Sp Jury Mention – HKIFF
Synopsis At the height of nuclear tensions between India and Pakistan, Arjun and his best friend, Chabia, weigh their options for the future against the reality of life on the streets of Mumbai. Enticed by the promise of wealth and opportunity in the Persian Gulf, Chabia is eager to leave his job as a mechanic. But for Arjun, who must finish college and care for his mother, the decision is not so easy in director Partho Sen-Gupta’s gritty, apocalyptic interpretation of Krishna’s counsel to Arjuna, from the Bhagavad Gita.