Nasir Film Screening
Cinemateque Film Series: New Indian Cinema
Saturday, September 25, 2021
4070 Vilas Hall
Nasir chronicles a single day in the life of the title character, a Muslim salesman at a Hindu-owned sari shop. A hardworking and agreeable colleague who leads a mundane home life, Nasir’s ordinariness and self-effacing nature makes him endearing to everyone around him. Far from ordinary, Nasir the film offers a compelling and textured story that convincingly depicts a backdrop of extreme cultural nationalism and how Nasir’s life unwittingly gets caught in it.