Tasher Desh (The Land of Cards)

Director: Q.
Starring: Joyraj Bhattacharjee, Rii Sen, Soumyak Kanti De Biswas, Anubrata Basu, Tillotama Shome, Tinu Verghese, Imaad Shah.
Run time: 114 mins | Recommended Certificate: 15
Language: Bengali with English subtitles | Year: 2012 | Country: India

Tasher Desh

After shocking the world with Gandu, Director Q returns with this psychedelic take on Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s namesake play. A prince and his friend, trapped in a crumbling palace, invoke an Oracle who passes on a message of liberation. They flee the palace and shipwrecked on a paradise island, they encounter a strange culture. The islanders are all soldiers, who call themselves The Cards, and live by a code of rules that outlaws any human behaviour. Thanks to the new arrivals the land of cards sees dissent for the first time. Shot through with lush eroticism, the film boasts a soundtrack featuring acclaimed musicians Asian Dub Foundation, Susheela Raman, Sam Mills, Eric Truffaz, Moog Conspiracy and Anusheh.