JANUARY 29, FRIDAY AT 7PM
(Nagesh Kukunoor, India, live action, 2015, 106 min)
Ages 9+. In Hindi with English subtitles.
Youth dancers with the From Within Academy will open the show January 23, at Carco Theatre!
Orphaned siblings Pari and Chotu live with an aunt and uncle who are not always the best caregivers. Ten-year-old Pari assumes the role of mother, guide and best friend to her eight-year-old brother, who lost his eyesight when he was four. The only things the two disagree on are their favourite film stars: Pari's hero is Shah Rukh Khan, while Chotu prefers Salman Khan. After spotting a poster of Shah promoting eye donation, Pari believes she has found a way to restore Chotu's eyesight. When they hear a rumor that the actor is filming in a neighboring city, the children set out on a journey of hope that will change their lives forever.
Notes to parents: Some coarse language, very brief hookah and alcohol use by adults, threats of violence, kidnapping of children, children hitchhiking, sleeping pills administered to children without their knowledge, and a gun pointed at a person. Still, this is an uplifting and joyous film with a very happy ending.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122