November 26, 2019 7:00 pm Tuesday
Screening of Mohan Joshi Haazir Ho
An old couple, Mohan Joshi and his wife decides to sue their landlord, Kundan Kapadia for not maintaining their ‘collapsing’ chawl. For this, they hire two lawyers. The landlord is least bothered as he wants to drive the tenants out and tear down the chawl. The court case drags on for years and the lawyers in cahoots with the opposition lawyer milk the old couple dry, while they become rich. In the end when the judge comes to check the condition of the chawl, Kapadia’s men prop up the place thus convincing the judge that all is well with the chawl. Finally, Joshi gathers all his strength and pulls down the temporary supports put up by the men causing the building to collapse on himself…
Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! is one of the best satires ever made on the Indian screen and one of Saeed Akhtar Mirza’s best work. The film is a brilliant take off on the housing problems faced by lower middle-class chawl living tenants in Bombay, while at the same time making a dig at the archaic Indian judicial system where cases drag on and on and on and on…
The film beautifully highlights the ineffectuality of the ordinary man faced with an abuse of his very basic rights
All are invited for the screening of the movie “Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho”
Entry Free !!
Screening will be followed by a discussion on the movie
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