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Adaptation, Drama | Hindi | 18+ | 2hrs
Sarbajeet Das
Sarbajeet Das
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Sakharam Binder, the protagonist, thinks he has the system by the tail and he can disregard the culture & societal values as long as he is truthful. That system is the de facto enslavement of women in postcolonial India, despite the promises of democracy and modernity. A bookbinder, Sakharam picks up other men's discarded women—castoff wives who would otherwise be homeless, destitute or murdered with impunity, and takes them in as domestic servants and sex partners. He rules his home like a tin-pot tyrant, yet each woman is told that she is free to leave whenever she likes. What he does not anticipate are the moral and emotional complications of this arrangement, which prove heartbreakingly ruinous to everyone involved. Here’s an adaptation of Vijay Tendulkar's "Sakharam Binder" in a unique story-telling format that is bound to make you think hard. Tickets at Rs. 150, 300 and 400 are also available at the Programmes desk, Habitat World, IHC. An Old World Culture Presentation.                                                                                                                                                        

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