(Dir. Vishal Bhardwaj, 2014, 2h 42min)
A student investigates his father’s disappearance amid armed political conflict in Kashmir in the 1990s. This adaptation of Hamlet completes the director’s trilogy of modern Indian settings of Shakespearean plays (Maqbool/Macbeth is updated mobsters in Mumbai and Omkara/Othello to political thugs in small-city northern India).
• Mara Thacker, Global Popular Culture and South Asian Studies Librarian,
International and Area Studies Library
• Beth Watkins, Spurlock Museum and Hindi film journalist
Event hosts will introduce the film at the start time, be available for questions as the film plays, and stay online after for Q&A.
Netflix Party information
Netflix Party enables synchronized viewing with a window for typed chat as the film plays.
This event requires use of your own Netflix account and installation of the Netflix Party extension on the Chrome browser. Netflix Party links will be posted on the Spurlock Museum event webpage and in the Facebook event information on the day of each event.
The Netflix Party extension can be downloaded from this link: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/netflix-party/oocalimimngaihdkbihfgmpkcpnmlaoa?hl=en
Image courtesy of UTV Motion Pictures/Vishal Bhardwaj Pictures.