Let the Wind Blow(Hava Aney Dey)

Series: Global Lens 2008

Directed by Partho Sen–Gupta

India, 2004, 93 minutes

Hindi, with English subtitles

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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.

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camera“Destiny has played an important part in the psychological and cultural make-up of the people of India. The ancient Hindu texts, the Upanishads, and the Bhagavad Gita have described the importance of destiny in our lives...

My protagonists, Arjun and Chabia err in the city of Bombay, the temple of India’s financial markets, in the desire to change their destiny. They discover that on this road to material nirvana, one is alone and stronger powers rule their destiny.”

 

-Partho Sen-Gupta, director of Let the Wind Blow

 

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Cultural Values • Duty • Responsibility • Economics • Ethnic Conflict • Generational differences • Nationalism • Politics • Religion • Social Inequality • War

 

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