The legendary director tells the inside story of the partition classic ‘Garm Hava’
London’s South Asian Cinema Foundation (SACF), recently honoured the veteran film director M. S. Sathyu for his contribution to Indian cinema and theatre. Sathyu was honoured for Creative Excellence for his film Garm Hava(1973). The partition of India was a taboo until he picked up the theme and filmed it with great sensitivity. Here he tells the inside story of the making of a classic. Particularly poignant is the story of an old brothel mistress from Agra whom Sathyu gave the role of the family matriarch, who refuses to migrate to Pakistan.