DO PAISE KI DHOOP, CHAAR AANE Ki BAARISH
Country/Year: India/ 2009
Language: Hindi (English subtitles)
Running Time: 118 Minutes
Juhi is an ageing prostitute who has a wheelchair bound son, Kaku, to take care of with the limited number of customers that now find her attractive. Debu, a not so successful lyricist, gets dumped by his boyfriend, and is out on streets. These characters, in need of money, in need of love, bump into each other, after which their lives take a similar direction. Their relationships, born out of mutual needs, change their perceptions about each other, which in turn brings a change in them, finally, a sunny day after days of merciless downpour.
Awards and Nominations
2009-Best Feature Film -The Indian Film Festival of Houston
2010-Best Screenplay - The New York Indian Film Festival (MIAAC)
2010-Best Actor - Rajit Kapoor at ImagineIndia film festival
About the Director
She made her debut with the movie Ek Baar Phir in the year 1979 and has acted in more than 60 films since then. Among these are Chashmebaddoor, Kamla, Mirch Masala, Ankahi, Main Zinda Hoon, Panchvati, and more recently, Leela and Freaky Chakra. She also wrote and directed Thodasa Aasmaan, a TV serial about women, and produced a travel show called The Path Less Traveled. A selection of poems in Hindi, Lamha-Lamha was published in 1983 and more recently, MapinLit brought out a new collection called BLACK WIND and Other Poems. She is also a painter and photographer with several exhibitions to her credit and enjoys trekking in the remote mountains of Himachal and Ladakh. She also runs the Vinod Pandit Charitable Trust, set up in memory of her late companion, for the education of the girl child.