SSAFF Opening Night @ SIFF Cinema, Friday October 7th, 2011
Two Paise for Sunshine, Four Annas for Rain
(2 Paise Ki Dhoop, 4 Aane ki Baarish)
In the directorial debut of Deepti Naval, the film brings together a struggling gay lyricist (Rajit Kapoor), an aging prostitute (Bollywood star Manisha Koirala in a career-defining role) and her 12-year-old son (Sanaj). A film about the mystery of human relationships and the search for happiness, Two Paise for Sunshine is a lovely valentine to Mumbai’s lashing monsoons, changing cityscapes, and the lyrics of songs that have burnished its cinema.
Entertainment by Anjuman
Anjuman is a Seattle based Indian fusion group. We combine the rhythmic vitality of salsa drumming with the haunting melodies of India.
6:30 PM – Chai with Deepti Naval
7:00 PM – Film Screening, Q&A with Deepti Naval
9:30 PM – Reception w/ food, music & more! (@Roti, 530 Queen Anne Ave N.)
Deepti Naval is an acclaimed Indian actress. She has acted in over 75 Hindi films, and most often worked in arthouse and independent films, known as parallel in India.