Bengali feature film by Ashish Avikunthak

(79 mins, India & Germany, 2015)

4 May, 2016 at 7:30pm in Gulbenkian Cinema, University of Kent

Kalkimanthankatha Poster by Ashish Avikunthak

Following the footsteps of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, two actors from Calcutta go to the largest gathering of humans on earth – the Hindu festival of Maha Kumbh of Allahabad in 2013, which occurs once in 12 years, to search for Kalki – the tenth and the final avatar of Lord Vishnu. The most mysterious of Vishnu’s Avatar who has been on earth but has never been found. However, an outbreak of a monumental war occurs during their quest. They then prepare themselves by reading Chairman Mao-se-Tung’s “Little Red Book”.

The film will be screened at the Gulbenkian Cinema, University of Kent, on 4 May 2016 at 7:30pm. Following the film, we will be holding a discussion and a question and answer session with the artist and filmmaker Ashish Avikunthak.

This event will be free and open to all, the seats are on a first come basis.

Here’s a trailer to the film:

We would like to specially thank the Departments of Comparative Literature, Modern Languages, Asian Studies, the School of English, and Gulbenkian Cinema for sponsoring this event.