The Brittle Thread
Director: Ritesh Sharma
Cast: Megha Mathur, Muzaffar Khan & Utkarsh Srivastava
India 2021, Hindi with English subtitles, 94mins
Varanasi is known for being a site of pilgrimage, but its dwellers know a different side to the city.
Headstrong and feisty street dancer Rani works hard to care for her daughter. Reclusive weaver Shahdab discovers a new world in his friendship with an Israeli tourist. These two inhabitants of Varanasi show the diversity and richness of human life that makes up the city’s population. Writer-director Ritesh Sharma explores the conflicts and divisions that exist within Indian society and presents an ideal where the city is united.