Directed by Mira Nair
critical favorite. Director Mira Nair examines the wretched social
conditions of the street urchins of Bombay by filming on location and
selecting most of her cast from the local population. The movie focuses on
Krishna, a 10-year-old boy on his own who falls in with prostitutes, drug
dealers, crooked cops and the indifferent bureaucracy of India. "...a film
that has the everyday, unforced reality of documentary, and yet the
emotional power of great drama" (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times).
Letterboxed in 16 x 9 widescreen. Hindi and English with English
subtitles. 114 minutes.