|In the film Thank You Many Times we spend time with Balapeer in Baroda, Gujarat. It is a grave shrine or Dargah of a sufi saint, Hazrat Balapeer where people from all religions come to make a wish. And when the wish is granted a clock is offered as a token of gratitude. Each clock then carries a story of the pledger’s lack and its timely fulfillment. Less than fifty years old, situated on the national highway,
|| the Dargah has a strong following amongst truck drivers, travelers, locals and owners of sick cattle and job seekers.
The clock, a product of mechanization and a metaphor for chronological time transcends its urban functionality to become a sacred object in a new context.
The film was shot on location between 2006-2013care