Patang (The Kite)
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Patang (The Kite)
This Indian drama provides a sympathetic view of the daily existence of some of India's poorest people. The film is set within a small, illegal shanty town surrounding a railroad station. The people, who live without water and electricity, eke out their living by stealing food from the passing trains.This pilfering is ignored by the sympathetic station master. The story focuses upon Somra, the adolescent son of Jitni, a beautiful unwed mother who works in town as a housekeeper. Jitni's lover is Mathura, one of the head thieves. Mathura and his gang of children, and it is the children… More