A sewage worker is found dead inside a manhole in Mumbai. An elderly folk singer is arrested on a charge of inciting the worker to commit suicide. His trial is a ridiculous display of institutional incompetence, with endless delays, coached prosecution witnesses, and obsessive privileging of arcane colonial law over reason and mercy. This is a quietly devastating, absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice and venal politics; rich with comedy and tragedy, complexity and contradiction.


(116mins) | India


Marathi, Hindi, English, Gujarati with English subtitles



Chaitanya Tamhane Photograph of  Chaitanya Tamhane Born in Mumbai in 1987, Chaitanya Tamhane is an English Literature graduate. Six Strands (2010), his first short film, was screened at various international film festivals. Court is his first feature film.