Tikli and Lakshmi Bomb Film Screening
Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
This screening is free with general admission.
Join us as we partner with the Indian Film Festival for the screening Tikli and Laxmi Bomb.
Laxmi Malwankar is a sex worker in Mumbai who works on S.V. road and has been part of Mumbai's thriving sex trade for nearly two decades. She's 40, jaded and at some level has a deep seeded loyalty towards Mhatre, the pimp, who takes care of all the girls on that street.
Putul, 22, hails from Bangladesh and Mhatre the pimp has brought her to Laxmi to be taught the ropes. Putul, rebellious as she is, is full of questions about how this system works and why all the men in this system of prostitution profess to provide protection but then end up becoming predators themselves from whom then there is no protection.
Living in what could well be the strata of society that is most oppressed by Patriarchy, as it doesn't even officially exist in India, can these girls actually forge a new path for sex workers in the country? Or do they rise only to finally be overcome by a claustrophobic man's world?