Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

In the Shadows
(Gali Guliyan)


Year: 2017
Run Time: 117 minutes

In the Shadows
In the Shadows

Walls define the life of Khuddoos: the walls of Old Delhi that enclose the squalid neighborhood he lives in, as well as the walls of his mind that increasingly isolate him from the world. A poor repairman with a failing shop, Khuddoos has placed cameras around his house and closely monitors everything. When he suspects a neighbor is beating his young boy, Khuddoos becomes obsessed with finding the identity of the child and helping him. The boy, the son of a local butcher, is also isolated from his family and his world. He, too, spies on people through windows and from rooftops. As Khuddoos’ search for the boy becomes more frantic, his antagonistic relations with his neighbors and his tenuous grip on reality further decay. These are people living IN THE SHADOWS. This is a powerful and compassionate film that brilliantly evokes a world and the people lost within it, struggling for the brief moments when lives touch and their humanity is acknowledged. (In English and Hindi with subtitles) —C.R.

CIFF42 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 8:50 PM

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 1:45 PM

Pan-Asian Cinema

New Direction Competition


Dipesh Jain

Dipesh Jain is a graduate of University of Southern California Film School. He has written, directed, and produced award-winning shorts, documentaries, and stage plays in India, Prague, and the U.S. A recipient of the Panavision Young Filmmaker Award, Dipesh was selected for the Talents Lab at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival and the Producer’s Lab at the International Film Festival of India. IN THE SHADOWS won the Jury Grand Prize at the Mumbai Film Festival.


Shuchi Jain, Dipesh Jain, Lena Vurma

Dipesh Jain

Kai Miendendorp

Chris Witt

Principal Cast
Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey, Neeraj Kabi, Shahana Goswami, Om Singh

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Telugu Association of North America

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