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The Tenant
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(Streaming Territory: Global (but excluding India))
Show Time: June 4 - 20, 2021
Director: Sushrut Jain
Starring: Shamita Shetty, Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Sheeba Chaddha, Atul Srivastava
Run time: 1:51:57
Language: English, Hindi (with Subtitles)
Year Made: 2020
Country: India
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Bharat is a 13-year-old boy struggling with adolescence in a middle-class, conservative Mumbai apartment building. When Meera, a single cosmopolitan woman moves in next door, she causes a stir. While his neighbors gossip, Bharat is drawn to her and pursues an unlikely friendship. Meera, lonely and vulnerable, finds Bharat’s innocence a welcome change in a sea of ogling Indian men. But when he stumbles upon a dark secret from her past, Bharat finds himself in the middle of a clash between a modern woman and the Indian patriarchy. What Bharat does next will determine the kind of man he will grow up to be.

Director : Sushrut Jain
Sushrut Jain is an award-winning filmmaker driven by the desire to capture the drama of everyday Indian life. Born and raised in Mumbai, Sushrut came to the United States to pursue graduate work in Economics at Stanford University. But a passion for storytelling eventually led him to enroll in the graduate film program at USC. His debut short film ANDHERI (2009) – a realist drama set on the streets of Mumbai – was an official selection at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand Festival in France, and went on to play at over 40 film festivals worldwide, winning several awards. He then embarked on an ambitious feature-length documentary centered around the 2011 World Cup of Cricket. BEYOND ALL BOUNDARIES (2013) tells the extraordinary stories of three Indians, for each of whom the sport of cricket is a way out of a difficult life. The film, co-produced and narrated by Kunal Nayyar of THE BIG BANG THEORY, won several awards at film festivals in the US and is available on Netflix worldwide. With THE TENANT - his debut narrative feature film – Sushrut aims to depict middle-class urban society in India in the midst of tremendous cultural change. He believes that the best way to tell this larger story is through the little everyday stories of people in that world.
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