A sewage worker’s dead body is found inside a manhole in Mumbai. An ageing folk singer is arrested and accused of performing an inflammatory song, which may have incited the worker to commit suicide. The trial unfolds in a lower court, where the hopes and dreams of the city’s ordinary people play out.
Forging these fates are the lawyers and judge, who are observed in their personal lives beyond the theater of the courtroom.
Court is an upcoming multilingual Indian courtroom drama film, written and directed by Chaitanya Tamhane, making his debut as a filmmaker. Catch the trailer here: