Asshole (Mukherjee, 2010): Watermans, High St, Brentford, 8pm
The film will be followed by a Q&A with the director and is screening as part of the Indian Film Festival which runs from 20 June- 3 July. Details here.
Time Out review:
'Described by its director Kaushik Mukherjee
(Q) as a ‘rap musical’, Bengali film ‘Asshole’ (‘Gandu’ in its original
language) is perhaps the most controversial - and arguably the bravest -
selection made by this year’s London Film Festival selectors. Focusing
on disenchanted Kolkata youths Gandu (Anurata Basu) and Rickshaw (Joyraj Bhattacharya)
and featuring explicit language, graphic drug abuse and scenes of
hardcore sex, it’s easy to see why an India-wide ban and press walkouts
followed initial screenings. However, underneath the moral furore lies a
highly transgressive, visually spectacular assault on the senses. A
mess from start to finish, ‘Asshole’ nevertheless guarantees a unique
Here is the trailer.