Aakriti Kohli
Vikram Burgohain
Daisy Leivon
Manoj Bhandare

Duration: 12 mins
Language: English,Hindi and Marathi
Subtitles: English


Cornered City

Ravi, a college-going youth and his grandmother, Hirabai Thorat, live in Lallubhai Compound, Mankhurd, which is considered as one of the most ‘successful’ slum rehabilitation projects in Mumbai. Originally from the pavements of P D’Mello road, they faced constant demolition and eviction due to the state’s ‘clean-up’ and ‘beautification’ drive. Narrating their personal stories they make us question the idea of an ‘ideal’ habitat and slum rehabilitation in the city of Mumbai. Through their accounts the film explores the implications of ‘rehabilitation’ for the people who are ‘rehabilitated’.