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World Premiere


Director: Suchita Bhhatia
Cast: Aditya Lakhia, Karan Patel, Prashant Barot and Chirag Modi.
India 2020, 78 mins, Gujarati with English subtitles

Part of Belgrade Theatre’s Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme. Funded by BFI Audience Development Fund and Arts Council England. Produced by Tongues on Fire. Presented by Phizzical.

Aditya Lakhia (who played the beloved Kachra in Lagaan) stars in a moving Gujarati drama about Ali, a young boy who works as a labourer to help support his poverty-stricken family. But despite living in a community where education is frowned upon as a waste of time, Ali’s father insists he be educated for the opportunities it offers. Khape explores the power of education to break down barriers and help people rise above their circumstances to aspire to a better life. 

Pre-recorded Q&A with director and cast.

Sat 29 May 2021
Belgrade Theatre
Thu 3 June 2021
Fri 4 June 2021
LCB Depot
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