Khala ke Yahan / At Khala’s (13 min)
by Varhun Trikha & Varun Ajrawat
The film is about space and counter space, place and displacement, time and timelessness, domesticity and seclusion, and words and wordlessness. Khala, an immigrant from Bangladesh, runs a tea shop which in the dead of night remodels itself into a domicile for Khala and her seven sons. This ‘home’ breathes in the ancient city of Mehrauli in Delhi and shares its walls with Disco Baba shrine (with homed drifters and promises of the other world) and the secretive step well of sulphur which hides within its depths and timelessness, the unreality of its surroundings.