Everything I know about Indian courts comes from Hindi films. So I imagine there must be thunderous drama, a judge banging his mallet and saying, ‘order, order, order,’ and emotionally charged speeches. Like the one that Sunny Deol made in Damini twenty-two years ago. Tareekh par tarikh, tareekh par tarikh, he bellowed in a crowded courtroom. In Court, debutant director Chaitanya Tamhane shows us what really happens. It’s horrifying. Court is about an elderly poet and social activist Narayan Kamble who is charged with inciting a sewage worker to kill himself.