Qissa  [2013]
The Ghost Is A Lonely Traveller
DirectorAnup Singh
CastCho, Tisca Chopra, Rasika Dugal, Irrfan Khan, Tillotama Shome
Set amidst the ethnic cleansing and general chaos that accompanied India’s partition in 1947, this sweeping drama stars Irrfan Khan — also appearing at the Festival in The Lunchbox — as a Sikh attempting to forge a new life for his family while keeping their true identities a secret from their community.
Set in post-colonial India, Qissa tells the story of Umber Singh, a Sikh who is forced to flee his village due to ethnic cleansing at the time of partition in 1947. Umber decides to fight fate and builds a new home for his family. When Umber marries his youngest child Kanwar to Neeli, a girl of lower caste, the family is faced with the truth of their identities; as individual ambitions and destinies collide in a struggle with eternity.
[Janice Gross Stein, Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs, is an internationally renowned expert on global affairs and conflict management. She will speak about Qissa in an extended Q&A session following one of the screenings.]
Presented by Janice Gross Stein
2013 Screening Schedule

“QISSA” (2013 feature film directed by Anup Singh)
Audience buzzZ----
Runtime1:49 (109min)
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