JAYU will be co-presenting Nagraj Manjule's Sairat at this year's Reel Asian Film Festival at Isabel Bader Theatre on November 18th at 7:00PM
Friday November 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm | Isabel Bader Theatre View Map
India 2016 Rated PG 157:00 Marathi with English subtitles Toronto Premiere Marquee Buy Tickets
Parshya is beloved by his local cricket team, gets excellent marks in school, and loves to read. Such qualities should have easily put him in the running for courting Archi, a smart, headstrong girl who enjoys her independence. Except Parshya comes from a Dalit family, and Archi is the daughter of a wealthy, upper caste political candidate. Despite this – or perhaps because of it – Archi soon gives in to Parshya’s advances, and they find ways to spend time together, as they fall in love.
When they are discovered by Archi’s family, Parshya and his friends receive a severe beating from Archi’s brother, leading the lovers to elope. Alone in the city, they must learn to live within their modest means, hoping that their love will guide them through the harsh realities of their situation.
Returning to Reel Asian with his second feature, director Nagraj Manjule (Fandry, 2013) again casts non-actors to set the authentic tone of the film, which features singing, dancing and music composed by Indian director-composer duo Ajay-Atul. Sairat recently became the highest-grossing Marathi film in India.
There will be a 20 minute intermission during the film screening.