Boiled Beans on Toast

Artist: Joy Sengupta, Meenal Patel, Deepika Amin, Avantika Akerkar, Maneesh Verma, Swati Das, Avnish Mehra, Divya Unny & Gillian Pinto
Language: English
Time: 7 pm
Duration: : 105 minutes plus 15 minutes of intermission
Age Limit: All ages


Boiled Beans on Toast traces the interwoven lives of half-a-dozen people who have opted to live in the city of Bangalore. They are very different from each other, belonging to widely divergent social strata, and from widely separated geographical corners. Starting from under a single roof, these lives branch out in diverse directions, get entangled in the swirl of life outside where they lose track of themselves, separate or unexpectedly collide and careen off each other. The city is Bangalore, but anyone familiar with life in a modern Indian megalopolis will instantly respond to this portrayal of urban aspirations, conflict, blind groping and violence. A serene old lady unexpectedly discovers a passion for horse racing and is not averse to cheating her own family; a small-town youth, devoted to his family, gets mesmerized by prospects of sudden prosperity; a trustworthy servant of many years is discovered floating homeless in the nightmarish streets; a not-very-bright young maid learns how to fight for survival within the confines of a kitchen: What we have is modern city life in its many shadow-shapes, funny, tender, moving, relentless in its pursuit of success, buffeted by ceaseless emotional flux

Reviews: ''A masterly narrative of globalised Bangalore''- Mumbai Mirror

''Magnificently vibrant...full of lyricism, cruelty & laughter'' - Oxford Univ Press


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