When Hari Got Married

Film | 2012 | documentary | 75 minutes

camera & sound: Tenzing Sonam
editor: Tenzing Sonam
music: Arjun Sen
producer: Ritu Sarin
directed by: Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam

supported by IDFA Bertha Fund and Norwegian South Fund
a co-production of White Crane Films and ITVS International

Hari, a taxi driver in the Indian Himalaya, is getting married to Suman, a girl he has never met. Tradition dictates that they will only see each other on the day of their wedding. But Hari has found another way to get to know her: on the mobile phone. Over the past few months they have spoken to each other every day and have fallen in love. Hari’s unusual courtship and marriage provide a warm and illuminating insight into the changes taking place in India as modernisation and globalisation collide with age-old traditions and customs.

Selected Film Festivals

Films From the South, Oslo, 2012
DOK Leipzig, 2012
Dharamshala International Film Festival, 2012
IDFA Amsterdam, 2012
International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa, 2012
One World Film Festival, Prague, 2013
CAAMFest, San Francisco, 2013
Jeonju International Film Festival, South Korea, 2013
New York Indian Film Festival, 2013
New Taipei Film Festival, Taiwan, 2013
CAAMFest San Francisco, 2013
New York Indian Film Festival, 2013
Banff International Mountain Film Festival, 2013
Festival Jean Rouch, Paris, 2013
Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival, 2013


PBS Global Voices, USA, 2013
Arte France and Germany, 2013