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UW Cinematheque | New Indian Cinema: NASIR

September 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free admission!
India | 2020 | DCP | 85 min. | Tamil with English subtitles
Director: Arun Karthick
Cast: Valavane Koumarane, Balasubramanian, Jensan Diwakar
Nasir chronicles a single day in the life of the title character, a Muslim salesman at a Hindu-owned sari shop. A hardworking and agreeable colleague who leads a mundane home life, Nasir’s ordinariness and self-effacing nature makes him endearing to everyone around him. Far from ordinary, Nasir the film offers a compelling and textured story that convincingly depicts a backdrop of extreme cultural nationalism and how Nasir’s life unwittingly gets caught in it. “A quiet plea for tolerance and an assertion of humanistic values in an era where such things can no longer be taken for granted, Nasir is all the more touching for its scrupulous avoidance of sentimentality and manipulation” (The Hollywood Reporter). (Darshana Sreedhar Mini)


September 25, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Vilas Hall, Room 4070
821 University Ave
Madison, WI United States
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