Lihaaf: The Quilt


Synopsis: A period drama, the film is based on Ismat Chugtai’s most celebrated story “Lihaaf” (published 1942). The film inter weaves the plot of same sex relationship between Begum and her masseuse and the trial that Ismat underwent after being slapped with a case of obscenity on publishing the story. The film raises themes of homosexuality and freedom of speech that our society is grappling with even today.

Rating:  M18
Screening Date:  1-Sep-19

Screening Time: 6.15pm

Venue:  Suntec

Screen: 2

Language: Hindi

Runtime: 84mins

Subtitle:  English

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Tannishtha Chatterjee, Sonal Sehgal, Namita Lal, Anushka Sen, Shoib Nikash Shah, Virendra Saxena, Mir Sarwar, Rahat Kazmi

About Director

Rahat Kazmi is an internationally known and acclaimed filmmaker who has won many awards for his feature films including best director at London asian film festival 2017 for his film Mantostaan and best director at Festival of Globe (USA) 2014 for IDENTITY CARD.

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