August 10, 2012 (Limited)
Alms for a Blind Horse
On a foggy winter morning a family in a village in Punjab wakes up to the news of the demolition of a house on the outskirts of the village. The father, a silent sympathizer, joins the community in demand for justice for the affected family. The same day his son Melu, a cycle-rickshaw puller rickshaw puller in the city, is participating in a strike by his union. Injured and alienated, Melu spends the day quietly resting and hesitantly drinks with friends in the night as they debate the meaning of their existence.
Cycling through the city streets, Melu feels lost and wonders where to go and what to do. Back in the village, his mother feels humiliated at the treatment meted out by the landlords in whose fields she works. Gunshots are heard in the night and the village is tense. It’s the night of the lunar eclipse. A man wanders asking for the traditional alms while Father decides to visit the city with a friend, even as his daughter Dayalo walks through the village streets in the night.
Anhey Ghorhey Da Daan speaks about the margins where the socially repressed and exploited have been conveniently cast away. This is also a film about the signs of simmering fire and about cleft tongues that want to rise in unison, about the possibility of inchoate desire and the first cry of love.
Cast and Crew
Banner: NDFC Ltd.
Producer(s): National Film Development Corporation Limited | Mani Kaul (Creative Producer) | Neena Lath Gupta (Executive Producer) | Vikramjit Roy (Executive Producer)
Director: Gurvinder Singh
Star Cast: Mal Singh | Samuel John | Serbjeet Kaur | Dharminder Kaur | Emmanuel Singh | Kulwinder Kaur | Lakha Singh | Gurvinder Makhna
Music Director: Catherine Lamb
Cinematography: Satya Rai Nagpaul
Editor: Ujjwal Chandra
Story/Writer: Gurdial Singh (Novel)
Screenplay: Gurvinder Singh
Dialogues: Gurdial Singh | Jasdeep Singh
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