In this film I tried my best to sort out real portrait of the contemporary world continuously raped by corporates, fascists and human right violators. My politics is the politics of despair, and at the same time politics of hope too. Because I believe, for those who can see the wormlike life of the poor ans all around the globe, can only see the hope of resurrection and revolt. Badal Sircar once talked about theatre for poor, and in continuation to that concept. I tried to make cinema of the poor. I like to fall in the line of all foregone artists who tried to articulate the dark times of the era. It is a contemporary film, talks about the world just before your eyes, who fists can touch your nose at any time.
Being an endless journey through tyranny, despair poverty “The Nocturnal Times” calibrates the dimensions of Kafkaesque world remains in our world. The film’s findings, as of all seekers findings, shows hollowness of the system built up by a caucus of corporates, and power politicians which manifests itself by military and police to the poor and innocent.
Jahanara, the woman protagonist, who is in search of her missing father Hussain, unexpectedly falling to the great puzzles of injustice weaved by this system. Being a real human, Hussain was an incredible peace maker, representative of an alternate history that has been originated from the trilogy of words “Liberty, equality and fraternity“. The film, with its characters travels through this contemporary puzzles of human rights, ownership of resources and of course freedom of the individual as well as the society. Fixed in the real plane of global reality, the film reveals hard-core violations of human rights of our times and believes in people’s power to survive and build alternatives.