Husband Material | Manmarziyaan
Thursday Jan 31 07:00 PM
Friday Feb 01 12:30 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00
About the Film:
Part of Bollywood Film Festival 2019.
Directed by Anurag Kashyap. 2018. India. 157 min. Hindi with English subtitles.
Rummi (Taapsee Pannu) is a free-spirited young woman. She lives with her extended family in Punjab state, doing her best to be a good daughter. But youthful desires have led her to Vicky (Vicky Kaushal). With his impulsive nature and shock of dyed-blue hair, he's the excitement she desires right now. How long can they keep their trysts secret from her family? As it turns out, not long. When they press Rummi to accept marriage to a mate chosen by a matchmaker, Robbie (Abhishek Bachchan) enters the picture. Is he the partner he appears to be? And is either of the men in Rummi's life true husband material? Working from a screenplay by author Kanika Dhillon, author of the satiric novel Bombay Duck is a Fish and co-author of Shah Rukh Khan's superhero movie Ra.One, director Anurag Kashyap strikes a knowing tone with this film. The arc of the story celebrates Bollywood tradition, with its love complications and family obstacles. But the feel is up-to-the-minute, with daring scenes unimaginable a few years back.
-Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection—43rd annual Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection—38th Hawaii International Film Festival