The Man Who Feels No Pain | Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota
Wednesday Jan 30 07:00 PM
Thursday Jan 31 12:30 PM
Friday Feb 01 07:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00
About the Film:
Part of Bollywood Film Festival 2019.
Directed by Vasan Bala. 2018. India. 131 min. Hindi with English subtitles.
The Man Who Feels No Pain is an ingenious Bollywood coming-of-age film about Surya (Abhimanyu Dassani, son of Bollywood icon Bhagyashree Patwardhan), a boy born with Congenital Insensitivity to Pain. Raised in the dueling environment of his over-protective father and mischievous grandfather, Surya dreams of one day becoming a martial arts hero like the ones he idolizes from old VHS tapes—especially the enigmatic one-legged man called Karate Mani (Gulshan Devaiah). When he encounters his childhood friend (Radhika Madhan), Surya becomes embroiled in a dangerous feud between Karate Mani and his criminal brother Jimmy. The Man Who Feels No Pain is a ride packed with explosive action sequences, comedic chops, and an exciting soundtrack to boot. Director Vasan Bala breathes new life into Bollywood genre films with this crowd-pleasing and critically acclaimed second feature.
Read the Variety review.
Winner—People's Choice Award: Midnight Madness, 43rd annual Toronto International Film Festival
Opening Film—20th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival