Pritam Roywrote on Jun 12 2009 3:54PM
Oriental Coal Mines in Annuppur, Madhya Pradesh is a strange place. It was a happy day when Mohandas applied for a job there and was selected. Then things started going seriously wrong.
One day Meghna Sengupta, a correspondent working at a news channel in New Delhi receives a videotape from remote Annuppu. On the tape, there is a battered man claiming to be Mohandas and alleging that someone else has stolen his identity.
Intrigued by the strange tape, Meghna decides to investigate.
What she unearths is a harrowing and surreal tale. And as it unravels, we see the story of contemporary Indian society unfold with all its bizzarre ills and contradictions.
Mohandas comes forward and pieces together the entire sordid story of his youth.
Harshvardhan, a lawyer from the district, takes the matter to court. With more maddening results.
What will be the fate of Mohandas trapped in this strange world?
With irony and satire running as undercurrents, the film explores the absurd levels to which democratic institutions can be stretched in our country today.
As Meghna says, 'the fake lives as real and the real?...the real does not even exist.'