We had to change the film being screened this week to 'My Brother Nikhil' due to some technical difficulties. Please note the change and do come for the screening! Maurice will be screen soon, and we hope to see you then as well!
The Naz Foundation's Milan Centre and QueerCampus India invite you to the screening of My Brother… Nikhil.
This is the third screening, in a series of films we will show every 1st or 3rd Saturday of the month at Naz's Milan Centre. The screening will be followed by a group discussion. Email invites will be sent prior to each screening. Entry is free and open to all!
Film Synopsis - Nikhil (Sanjay Suri) is a champion swimmer and local hero in Goa in the early '90s, where the film takes place. He has a loving relationship with his fiercely independent sister, Anamika (Juhi Chawla), and his doting mother (Lillete Dubey). His connection to his hard-driving father (Victor Banerjee) is more problematic. His father pushes Nikhil too hard at his swimming, becoming angry when the young man loses a race, and he also disapproves of Nikhil's friends, among whom is Nigel (Purab Kohli). When Nikhil is told that he has HIV, news spreads quickly throughout the region. His teammates on the swim team and most of his friends abandon him. His parents are publicly humiliated, and even they spurn him. Only Anamika, her husband, Sam (Gautam Kapoor), and Nigel stand by him. He needs all their help when he's arrested and held prisoner in an abandoned sanitarium. Those closest to Nikhil band together, hire a lawyer, and fight for his release. The story is told by Nikhil's loved ones, who address the camera directly, in the style of a documentary. The film is based on a true story.