Los Angeles audiences got a glimpse of the labyrinthine politics of the underbelly of Mumbai India when the Special Projects Committee's Global Cinema Series screened Director Anurag Kashyap’s Hindi language thriller, That Girl in Yellow Boots in the DGA theater on April 10.
That Girl in Yellow Boots tells the story of Ruth, a girl who travels from the UK to Mumbai in hopes of finding and reconnecting with her long lost father. Unable to find legal work, she takes a job in a seedy massage parlor where she can fund her quest by providing illicit extra services. Her life is further complicated by the fact that her drug-addicted boyfriend owes money to a ruthless gangster who has no qualms about how that debt is repaid. Ruth soon finds herself sucked deeper into the mire as everyone wants a piece of her and she must come to terms with what she ultimately learns in her search.
Kashyap’s other feature films include Paanch (2003), Black Friday (2004), No Smoking (2007), Dev D (2009), and the two-part Gangs of Wasseypur (2012). His production company Anurag Kashyap Films Pvt. Ltd. is considered a leading force in developing meaningful films that are changing the face of independent cinema from India. After the screening, Kashyap discussed the making of That Girl in Yellow Boots with Global Cinema subcommittee Chair Victoria Hochberg (Dawg).