CINELABIA : Screening of Turup


LABIA – A Queer Feminist LBT Collective

in collaboration with Gender Amity Committtee (GAC), TISS


the Bombay première of TURUP

an exciting new feature film by Ektara Collective

on SATURDAY 18 March 2017

4.30–7.00 PM

at Old Conference Hall, Main Campus, Tata Institute of Social Sciences

VN Purav Marg, Deonar, Mumbai 400088

followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers

See you there!

Please share widely. Entry free.

(please join us at 4.30 PM for tea before the screening at 5.00 PM)

Ektara Collective

TURUP (India/ 2017/ 72 min/ Hindi)

Chess is a popular pastime in the neighbourhood, with roadside games bringing together men, to challenge each other in friendly and sometimes unfriendly matches. But for some the pawns include morality and religion, causing tensions to erupt when a tournament gets underway. Against this backdrop, a domestic worker with a secret hobby, a former journalist struggling with married life, and a young woman in love find themselves pushing boundaries and challenging the rules of the game.

Q&A with Maheen, Rinchin and other members of Ektara Collective, Bhopal


Turup was made as part of a collective process by Ektara Collective over the course of a year – along with the residents of different working class settlements in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. All of the cast and much of the crew were from the settlements. Other technical and non-technical people came from across the country to become a part of the film. The process was a collaborative and evolving one, where ideas about the script, dialogues, shoot, edit, and music were shared and discussed. Each person involved has contributed her/his own unique vision, skill and perspective to the film.

Ektara Collective is an independent, autonomous, non-funded group of people who seek to combine creative efforts and imagination, and to collaborate with trained and untrained people to make films that are content-wise and aesthetically located in people’s subjective, contextual realities and experiences. Through this process Ektara has earlier produced the short fiction films Chanda Ke Joote (22 min, 2011) and Jaadui Machchi (38 min, 2013). This is their first fiction feature film.

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