'Saacha' is about a poet, a painter and a city. The poet is Narayan Surve, and the painter Sudhir Patwardhan. The city is the city of Mumbai, the birthplace of the Indian textile industry and the industrial working class. Both the protagonists have been a part of the left cultural movement in the city.

Weaving together poetry and paintings and memories of the city, the film explores the modes and politics of representation, the relevance of art in the contemporary social milieu, the decline of the urban working class in an age of structural adjustment, the dilemmas of the left and the trade union movement, and the changing face of a huge metropolis.

Visit the website of the filmmakers - Anjali Monteiro and K.P. Jayasankar

Read an article on the film:  Poetry, paintings & memories 2001 Indian Express Newspapers (Bombay) Ltd.