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Film Review: Challenging orthodox attitudes on sexuality

Anuradha Panchmatia

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2013.063


Making an honest and humourous film about prepubescent sexuality in a conservative Maharashtrian neighbourhood of the eighties is an accomplishment. Balak Palak ( Children and parents)starts when four excited kids break for their summer holidays and return home to find a curiously dour atmosphere in which a friendly neighbour ‘Jyoti tai’ has been banished from their chawl.

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