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261 Ratings

Anhey Ghohrey da Daan

Alms for a Blind Horse

Directed by Gurvinder Singh
India, 2011
  • Punjabi
  • English, Italian


On a foggy morning, a family wakes up to the news of the demolition of a house on the outskirts of their village. Father, a silent sympathiser, joins the community in demand for justice. The same day, his son Melu, a rickshaw puller in the city, is participating in a strike by his union.

Our take

Based on the eponymous novel by Gurdial Singh, this debut feature is a chronicle of the oppression experienced by the Dalits (lower caste) in rural Punjab. With its dark tones, silence, and meditative score, this film becomes a powerful reflection on the resilience and plight of the marginalised.

Anhey Ghohrey da Daan Directed by Gurvinder Singh

Critics reviews

Alms for the Blind Horse not only introduces the complexities of caste within its depiction of Punjab and Punjabis but also moves its gaze to a community that reels under abject poverty.
June 02, 2020
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