12 August: Screening Partition epic TAMAS

Highlights / Aug 7, 2017

Saturday 12th August 2017
NFT 3, BFI, Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT
11am –5pm (this includes a 60 minutes’ interval)

Screening of Govind Nihalani’s Partition epic Tamas

Govind Nihalani will introduce his film and be presented with SACF’s Excellence in Cinema Award
There will be a Q & A with the filmmaker

An epic drama set against the backdrop of riot-stricken North India on the eve of Partition in 1947. Nathu (Puri), an outcast, is hired to kill a pig, whose carcass he’s later appalled to find in front of the mosque. A riot follows and, ridden with guilt, Nathu takes his ailing mother and pregnant wife and leaves town. Hindu and Muslim fundamentalists protested against the TV broadcast of this popular work, and director Govind Nihalani was put under police protection. ‘Making Tamas was an act of faith…’ he said. ‘When Partition happened, I was a little kid but my first memory of fear, panic and blood comes from that period.’ The stellar star cast includes AK Hangal, Uttara Baokar and acclaimed writer Bhisham Sahni, on whose novel this film is based.

Now BFI Southbank will provide 2 tickets for the Partition Epic TAMAS for the price of one to all friends of the SACF. Price for one ticket is £11. You can now get two tickets for £11. Please quote the following BFI Promotion Code when booking online or on phone from BFI Box Office as follows:


For tickets, please ring the BFI Box Office on 020 7928 3232 (11.30am – 20.30pm) or to buy online – Click here

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