Feature Film

Nishiddho – Forbidden

European Premiere with special guest director
Tara Ramanujan

Nishiddho is a contemporary social drama that deals with urban migrant lives in Kerala, India.

Tapan, a migrant worker from Bengal, dies on a constructionsite in Ernakulam/ Kerala. His nephew Rudra, who used to be an idol-maker back home in Kolkata, tries to arrange the funeral. Without a Bengali priest, he settles for Chaavi, a tough, tamil midwife, who moonlights as a funeral guide. Destiny or design, Chaavi and Rudra run into each other often. Gingerly, they weave a fragile bond of kinship. A desperate Rudra wants Chaavi to come with him to Kolkata but then she is accused of attempted infanticide. Despite their differences, they want to make a life together, but something dark in their pasts hinders them.

Director, Writer and Producer: Tara Ramanujan • India 2021 • 124 Min • Malayalam, Bengali, Tamil, Hindi with engl. Subtitles • Cast: Kani Kusruti, Tanmay Dhanania 

About the director

Nishiddho is the debut feature film by director Tara Ramanujan. Based on her experiences, Tara Ramanujan creates stories that are realistic yet imaginative, preferring to keep them logical and plot-driven. Her main characters are strong, independent women who prefer a female perspective. She writes, watches many films, is very interested in music, travels and reads whenever possible. Tara has degrees in Sociology, Business Information Systems and Journalism and completed a filmmaking course at NYFA.

14.10.2021 (Friday), 20:30, Frankfurt

Nishiddho – Forbidden, Ticket 10 €/ reduced admission 8 €,  Harmonie, Dreieichstraße 54 , 60594 Frankfurt am Main

15.10.2021 (Saturday), 19:15, Köln

Nishiddho – Forbidden, Fee 10€/ 8€, Filmclub 813, Hahnenstr. 6, 50667 Köln