‘You Don’t Belong’ traces the journey of a song from the margins into the urban ‘popular’ mainstream which is placed in the larger narratives of myth and memory, folk and copyright, home and migration, writer and composer. Disparate artists are bound together in this film in the quest for the elusive author of the song “Laal Pahari”.
Livelihood, hope, respectability, dream, education, fear, ambition, mobility, love, lust, power, status, aspiration; English is a colourful thread that binds the multilingual dreams of this multilingual nation. Yet, English remains an uneasy reality for some. This film is a role-play into being a guide and a tourist into towns, cities, bazaars, schools, mornings, monuments, memories […]