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I Live in Behrampada [1993]

46 minutes | Format: Umatic / Betacam
Language: Hindi / English

As a sequel to demolition of Babri masjid in December 1992, majoritarianism in India turned its attention to its own citizens. The communal riots that followed reduced Bombay into two distinct communities and also created an underclass of citizens of the Muslim minority. In this context, I Live in Behrampada traces the history of a Muslim ghetto, which was first inhabited soon after the independence of the country and grew through the efforts of the slum dwellers who turned the slimy marsh land into solid ground. But, in the face of development, yesterday’s pathfinders have become today’s interlopers.

Is the dividing line language, culture and religion or class?

Filmfare award, 1994; Second best film award in International Video Fest, Trivandrum,1995

Direction: Madhusree Dutta
Camera: Moloy Roy
Sound: Namita Nayak
Editing: Sujata Narula
Research: Flavia Agnes, Neera Adarkar