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“Siddharth,” a Film about a Father Searching for His Son in India

Friday, June 27, 2014

Tannishtha Chatterjee as Suman Saini and Rajesh Tailang as Mahendra Saini in 'Siddarth.' A film by Richie Mehta. A Zeitgeist Films release. Tannishtha Chatterjee as Suman Saini and Rajesh Tailang as Mahendra Saini in "Siddarth." A film by Richie Mehta. A Zeitgeist Films release. (Zeitgeist Films/Zeitgeist Films)

Director Richie Mehta discusses his film “Siddharth,” along with Tannishtha Chatterjee, who stars in it. Inspired by a real life encounter the filmmaker had in 2010 with a man he met on the streets of India, this narrative film details an impoverished father's attempts to find his missing child, searching throughout the urban slums of India. “Siddharth” opens June 27 at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas.  

 

 

Guests:

Tannishtha Chatterjee and Richie Mehta

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Comments [2]

Jim from Brooklyn

I teach English at a predominantly African American public high school. How would your guest suggest I approach teaching so-called "proper" English grammar to students who have grown up implicitly learning vernacular structures? Is this possible without the kind of explicit instruction she seems to be criticizing?

Jun. 27 2014 01:35 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

No problem. In 100 years the US will be like India today, and India will be like the US today. The US will definitely be a "third world" country within a century.

Jun. 27 2014 01:14 PM

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