Finding The Right Key | The Indian Express

Written by Damini Ralleigh
Published: May 18, 2018 1:49:27 am

Jasbir Singh

An aged Jasbir Singh (pictured) spreads himself out on his terrace, stretching and flexing, before he waters the plants he has bought from the money he would earlier spend on alcohol. There’s a serenity about him that doesn’t allude to his tempestuous past. It is this state of relief and the abusers’ walk up to it that is the subject of the National Award winning filmmaker Shilpi Gulati’s latest, Taala Te Kunji. “We knew from the beginning that this would be a film about recovering addicts. We felt that enough had been said about Punjab and addiction and I wanted to present another narrative,” says Gulati.

Focussing her lens beyond the “political situation in Punjab, the mafia”, Gulati searched for abusers who would “share their stories.” In…

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