SSAFF Opening Night @ SIFF Cinema, Friday, October 7th
Two Paise for Sunshine, Four Annas for Rain
(Do Paise ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane ki Baarish)
In the directorial debut of Deepti Naval, the film brings together a struggling gay lyricist (Rajit Kapoor), an aging prostitute (Bollywood star Manisha Koirala in a career-defining role) and her 12-year-old son (Sanaj). A film about the mystery of human relationships and the search for happiness, Two Paise for Sunshine is a lovely valentine to Mumbai's lashing monsoons, changing cityscapes, and the lyrics of songs that have burnished its cinema.
The film journeys through tender and dramatic moments as the three characters strive to reach out and connect. Can he possibly be a man in her life? Can the three of them be a family? The film explores the complexity of relationships in today’s society, where, above all, the human bond survives...
6:30p Chai with Deepti Naval
7:00p Film Screening, Q&A with Deepti Naval
9:30p Reception w/ food, music, and more!
---------(at Roti, 530 Queen Anne Ave N.)
India / 2010 / 90min
Director: Deepti Naval
Cast: Manisha Koirala, Rajit Kapoor, Sanaj Navaldi
Language: Hindi w/ English subtitles
Deepti Naval is an acclaimed Indian actress. She has acted in over 75 Hindi films, and most often worked in arthouse and independent films, known as parallel in India.