Delhi in a Day
Director: Prashant Nair Starring: Victor Banerjee, Lillete Dubey, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Lee Williams, Anjali Patil. Run time: 88 mins | Recommended Certificate: 12A Language: English | Year: 2011 | Country: India
Like Monsoon Wedding, this dark comedy explores the life of Delhi’s upper class society and the huge class differences between the nouveau riche and their have-not servants. A naïve young English man Jasper (Williams) making his first trip to India comes to stay at the mansion of the eccentric Gambhir family who, as he is the son of a powerful business associate, make a fuss of him. Mukund (Kharbanda), the jovial patriarch of the family, struggles to meet the demands of his sharp-tongued wife Kalpana (Dubey), who runs their team of servants, with a rod of iron. Idealistic Jasper is however immediately attracted by one of the servant girls Rohini (Patil), a pretty nineteen year old who dreams of being s Bollywood star, but when Jasper’s money disappears the status quo of the house is rocked.