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BSF Book Club February 2018: Movie Night featuring In Custody, a film by Is...

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Bombay Street Food

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Join us for a special event at Bombay Street Food! It's our first Movie Night and we'll be screening the Merchant Ivory classic, In Custody/Muhafiz. We'll have lots of delicious snacks to enjoy during the film - Gunpowder Fries, Samosas, Chai, Gunpowder Popcorn, an array of sweets and savouries.

In Custody/Muhafiz (1993) is a film by Merchant Ivory Productions. It was directed by Ismail Merchant, with a screenplay by Anita Desai andShahrukh Husain. It is based upon Desai's 1984 Booker Prize nominated novel In Custody.

Based on the Booker Prize–nominated novel by Anita Desai, In Custody, the debut of Ismail Merchant as a director, is a wry, lyrical, comic drama about contemporary Indian culture, society, and domestic life. The central themes are the threatened extinction of the Urdu language, much prized for its beauty, sophistication and its great literary tradition, and the story of two men pursuing their ideals against great odds. Nur (Shashi Kapoor) is considered the greatest living Urdu poet, and Deven (Om Puri) hopes to rekindle interest in the language by recording Nur reciting his magical verse. But multiple problems block Deven’s path, the greatest of these being the vastly bloated Nur, his love of drink, and his two shrewish wives. Deven’s monstrous task quickly turns into a cultural odyssey that follows a deeply ludicrous path to an unexpected and moving conclusion.

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