Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids Soundtrack (


Amidst the apparent growing prosperity of India, there is a dark underbelly of poverty of another side of the nation that is little known.

This film is a chronicle of filmmakers Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman's efforts to show that world of Calcutta's red light district.

To do that, they inspired a special group of children of the prostitutes of the area to photograph the most reluctant subjects of it.

As the kids excel in their new found art, the filmmakers struggle to help them have a chance for a better life away from the miserable poverty that threatens to crush their dreams.

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Play Title Artist
Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids
Sankarabaranam pancha nadai pallavi
Shenkar: Performer
Aankhen khuli
Lata Mangeshkar: Performer
Pairon mein bandhan hai
Manohar Shetty: Performer

User reviews

Paul Martinez

The haunting melodies in the music mirror the heartbreaking stories of the children and their desperate circumstances.

George Carter

The music captures the essence of the children's struggles and dreams, adding depth and emotion to their stories.

Patricia Wilson

The use of traditional Indian music in the soundtrack felt cliché and stereotypical, reinforcing Western perceptions of India as a land of poverty and despair. It would have been more impactful to incorporate a more diverse range of musical styles to reflect the complexity of the children's experiences and the nuances of their stories.

Dorothy Roberts

The music beautifully captures the resilience and spirit of the children, highlighting their strength and creativity in the face of overwhelming challenges.

Joshua Walker

Overall, the soundtrack of Born Into Brothels is a poignant and moving accompaniment to the powerful story being told on screen.

Amanda Roberts

The music in the film evokes a sense of hope and resilience amidst the harsh realities faced by the young photographers.

Brian Lopez

The emotional depth of the music adds a layer of complexity to the film, inviting the audience to reflect on the harsh realities of poverty and the transformative power of art.

Stephanie Adams

The diversity of sounds and rhythms in the soundtrack reflects the diversity of experiences and backgrounds of the children featured in the film.

Mary Jones

The soundtrack effectively enhances the storytelling, drawing the audience deeper into the harsh reality faced by the children and the filmmakers.

Karen Roberts

The music perfectly complements the poignant storytelling of the film, enhancing the audience's connection to the struggles and triumphs of the young photographers.

Michelle Walker

The soundtrack is a testament to the power of art and music in transforming lives and providing a voice to those who are often overlooked and marginalized.

Steven Clark

The music in Born Into Brothels beautifully complements the visuals, creating a cohesive and powerful narrative.

James Roberts

The melodies are haunting and poignant, evoking a range of emotions from sadness to hope, mirroring the children's own experiences.

George Adams

The use of traditional Indian instruments in the soundtrack adds an authentic and cultural layer to the storytelling.

Donna Nelson

The uplifting moments in the film are accompanied by uplifting and hopeful music, creating a sense of resilience and determination in the face of adversity.

Andrew Mitchell

Each track evokes a deep sense of empathy and compassion, creating a powerful atmosphere that lingers long after the film has ended.

Emily Adams

The use of traditional Indian instruments in the soundtrack adds an authentic and cultural touch to the film, creating a powerful connection to the setting of Calcutta's red light district.

Amanda Miller

The soundtrack effectively enhances the emotional impact of the film, making it a truly immersive experience for the audience.