India | 91 min | 2017 | Festival Rating | English / Hindi / Bengali / Dari With English SubtitlesAustralian Premiere
Film Festivals and Awards
30th Tokyo Film Festival 2017
Bioscopewala is an extrapolation of Rabindranath Tagore's Kabuliwala. It extends the story from where Tagore's Kabuliwala ends. In this extrapolation, Kabuliwala shows films to children in Kolkata and misses his daughter in Kabul ravaged by civil war. Will he meet his daughter again? Will their story find a completion this time? Kabuliwala is a Bengali short story written by Rabindranath Tagore in 1892 where the story follows Pashtun merchant from Kabul, who comes to Calcutta (present day Kolkata), India each year for selling dry-fruits. While living in India he becomes friends with a five-year-old girl Mini from a middle-class aristocratic family as she reminds him of his daughter who lives in Kabul.