In Offside, football is both a metaphor for social discrimination and a medium of protest. By the end, it's also a means of a miraculous escape.
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Sucheta Chakraborty studied film at the University of Edinburgh and is now a writer and editor based in Mumbai. Her writing on cinema, gender, and popular culture has appeared in publications like MUBI Notebook, Senses of Cinema, CineVue, The Hindu, Scroll.in, Firstpost, Helter Skelter, The Indian Quarterly, and The Bangalore Review among others. She also co-authored In the Life of a Film Festival: 20 Years of MAMI, a monograph on the Mumbai Film Festival, published by HarperCollins India in 2018. Her published work can be found at suchetachakraborty.journoportfolio.com.
Given their diverging contexts and plots, Beanpole and Swallow may not always share perspectives on issues, but the issues their stories pivot around are curiously the same.