1988 / 101 min. /
Director: Kamal Swaroop
Cast: Gopi Desai, Manish Gupta, Anita Kanwar

Sanghum: OM DAR-B-DAR

Give a warm welcome to our brand new series: Sanghum: Regional Cinemas of India!

“Sanghum” has its origins in Sanskrit, and means “assembly” or “community”, which best represents the diversity of film the series will feature. This film series aims to create space for not only members of the South Asian community, but Toronto filmgoers as well. Join us once a month at The Royal Cinema!


Kamal Swaroop’s Om Dar-B-Dar” (Om, from Door to Door, 1988)

Om Dar-B-Dar (Om, from Door to Door) directed by Kamal Swaroop has become a cult classic of underground Indian cinema. The film’s non-linear, nonsensical, comedy turned thriller genre mashup is seen as the antithesis of anything Bollywood. It was initially rejected by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), the Mumbai-based censorship board, and refused a commercial release until 2014, almost 26 years after its Berlin premiere.

Described as post-modern, absurdist, satirical, and “the great Indian LSD trip”, come witness Om’s adolescent wanderings in suburban India.

Upcoming Screenings:

None Currently Scheduled