Khashi Katha

Of loss & desperation

Print edition : July 25, 2014

Naseeruddin Shah as Hasan Ali in "Kashi Katha". The butcher and the goat who keeps thwarting his attempts to slaughter it exchange ideas and comment on the story unfolding on the screen. Photo: By Special Arrangement

A scene from "Khashi Katha", which tells the story of a lower-middle-class girl who wants to make it as a champion amateur boxer so that she can get a government job in the sports quota and support her family. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Anindita Basu as Salma in the film. Photo: By Special Arrangement

A new small-budget film on the underdog’s struggle for survival in Kolkata, employing a narrative technique borrowed from Thousand And One Arabian Nights and Brecht.

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