A day in the life of Selina Uttankar. Early morning: Train from Malad to Elphinstone Road Market
Director: Shaina Anand; Cinematographer: Shaina Anand
Duration: 00:29:07; Aspect Ratio: 1.778:1; Hue: 29.667; Saturation: 0.109; Lightness: 0.358; Volume: 0.174; Cuts per Minute: 28.499; Words per Minute: 3.090
Summary: Footage from the day spent with Selina Uttankar, a native of Manori Village, Mumbai documenting her movement patterns in the city. Traditional Koli occupation. Mumbai. Arriving at Elphinstone Road station. Walking to the market. Auction and brisk sales at the fish market.
Hareshwar, Shilu and Leelu prepare to exit train with their baskets. The train stops and the three exit onto the platform.
Elphinstone Road Station
Elphinstone Fish Market
They walk on the platform carrying baskets on their head. They cross the tracks and walk along the tracks as trains pass by.
- What is the time?
- What time does the market open?
- 5 'o'clock
The fisherman and two fisherwomen walk along the tracks and exit towards the wholesale flower market in Elphinstone. They walk through the flower market carrying their fish. It is 6:30 am.
Wholesale Flower Market
Hareshwar, Shilu and Leelu make their way through parked taxis, trucks and crates towards the wholesale fish market. They climb up stairs past noisy fish sellers and crowds of buyers into the market.
- There is the fish market.
Wholesale Fish Market
Closeup of Hareshwar arranging fish on a platter. The platter is also used below the basket while carrying.
Closeup of prawns on a platter.
Sheelu passing money and bargaining, selling prawn. Auction in background.
- 50! 50! 50!
- 60! 60! 60! 60! 60 rupees! 60! 60!
The women pile prawns on to platters. Selling, bargaining. They write accounts of sales on their forearm. Loaders unload crates of fish from trucks in the background.
Man holding a platter of prawns shouts out the price.
- Hey Madhuri! 30! 30! 30! 30!
Wholesale Fish Market
Loaders unload crates of fish from trucks. (Closeup) of crates filled with fish and ice.
fish and <ice
Fish market scenes - buying, selling, bargaining, shouting. Men carrying stacks of crates on their head. Zoom in to clock on the back wall of the market.
Long shot of market, zoom in to man holding up a large fish with MCGM municipal garbage truck in the background.
Three men browse through account books with fish crates in the background. Pan to market scenes. Sheelu talking to a buyer.
Closeup hand pouring prawns from a platter into a bag. Women piling prawns onto a platter. Fish market scenes - buying, selling, bargaining, shouting.
Men and women carrying crates of fish outside the market. Vehicles pass by on the road. Pan to man carrying single crate crosses the road.
Men pack fish and ice into crates and bags.
Trucks and other vehicles pass in the foreground as men carry orange crates of fish across the road.
Wheel of a truck in the foreground. People pass alongside into the fish market. A live fish slithers out of a man's hand and falls on the sawdust covered ground.
Platters of fish, pan to older fisherwomen.
Closeup of fish being thrown into a large weighing scale.
Closeup of live fish jumping around inside a crate.
Man doing accounts first verbally then using a calculator. Stamping the accounts. Opens a drawer with laxmi stickers inside, counts and pays money.
- 2 of Rs.250, then 1,2,3 of Rs.150. Then Rs.250, Rs.150, Rs.250, Rs. 250, Rs. 300, 2 of Rs. 100. Then Rs. 80, 1 Rs.50 and Rs. 40..... 1,2,3....17. There's 17 total.
- Take my boss' photo.
-Come later, I'll show you.
Women handling fish and fighting.
Woman in the foreground, zoom in to clock. Its 9:45 am.
Traffic outside the fish market, and on the flyover.
Man counting money.
Woman paying money.
- How much?
- Here. Is 800 enough?