20th Bradford International Film Festival

BIFF 2014 - 27 March-06 April

In partnership with Virgin Media

I.D. (adv. 12A)


Director:Kamal K.M.
Length:87 mins
Language:Hindi with subtitles
Cast:Geetanjali Thapa, Murari Kumar

Please note I.D. has been withdrawn from the festival by the distributor

Privileged young professional Charu lives in a Mumbai skyscraper, determined to make the metropolis her new home. A workman arrives to paint one of the apartment walls, and shortly Charu finds him lying on the floor, unconscious and gravely ill. Unable to get an ambulance she takes him to the hospital, and finds herself reluctantly in charge. It is the beginning of a voyage into the poorest quarters of the city (these scenes were filmed with an extraordinary “documentary” method), in search of the unknown man’s identity. As Jay Weissberg of Variety magazine observes, “[lead actress] Thapa, with very little acting experience, delivers a superb performance that captures the socially apathetic urban professional who believably awakens to her humanity, and heads far outside her comfort zone.”