Wheel Chair

  • Tapan Sinha /
  • India /
  • 1994 /
  • 118 mins

Arjun Chakraborty, Soumitra Chatterjee, Ruma Guha Thakurta, Laboni Sarkar / Fiction / Bengali

Whilst working late, a secretary in a big company is attacked by a group of men, paralysing her from the waist down. A crusading neurologist and the threat of closure of the care home to which she moves become the twin focal points of her new life. This late film by Bengali director Tapan Sinha has his trade mark ingredients: an unshowy style, sincerity, social reform and a passionate humanism.

Watch a video guide through this year's Bengali retrospective with EIFF Programmer Mark Cousins here:


2009 Archive

Image from Wheel Chair

Book Tickets

Bulk Buy
Buy 10 or more tickets for different films* and get a 35% discount.
Buy 6-9 different films* and get a 25% discount.
*excludes Opening and Closing

Want to save for later?

Login or Register to add this movie to 'My EIFF'. Build a list of all the movies you want to see during the festival and share it with your friends!


Login or Register to post / report comments

There are currently no comments.

2016 Festival Diary:

1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30

Click on a day to highlight movies on that day.

Films by Continent


Share this page

Share this Film Festival page with your friends and family.

Find Films By Strand

EIFF is split into Strands. Use them to help find your films.

What are the strands?

Featured Trailer