On 27 Down, the Bombay-Varanasi train line, Sanjay recalls moments from his life as familiar landscapes emerge along the way. When young, his father had been crippled by a work-related accident on a train. Then Sanjay started working as a ticket inspector, where he met and fell in love with Shalini.
Shot in black and white, 27 Down underlines the transient nature of life through its recurring motifs of railway stations and running trains. Based on Hindi novel Athara Sooraj Ke Paudhe, the film indelibly portrays the evolution of the relationship between a young couple in mid 70s Bombay.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States