Current Projects and Other Films

A documentary about Transformations in Urban Public Space
(Video Documentation; work-in-progress)

A documentary about stealth encroachments on public open space in Mumbai.

In this video, I interrogate the concept of `encroachment' by observing different forms of stealth occupancy of public space.

From the building and renovation of unauthorized temples at Shivaji Park to the construction of offices, clubhouses, gymnasia and toilets on reserved public open space in Mahim and South Mumbai; to an analysis of very different forms of public space occupancy - the presence of hawkers and street vendors in Dadar, to a study of the rapid inhabitation and settlement of the Nehrunagar slum in Vile Parle West.


The Beautiful Game: from Brazil to Bengal (2011; 30 min.)
Rough Cut, co-directed with Gianpaolo Baiocchi, New York University

The film follows Brazil’s journey in the 2010 soccer world cup as seen through the eyes of their adoring fans in Kolkata, and as a way of understanding the hold of Brazilian football on the Bengali imagination.


Off the Record (2008; Rough Cut; 11 min.)
This documentary short is a biographical sketch of Hariprasad 'Guinness' Rishi and his extra-ordinary ambitions of 'record-breaking' as he aspires to get recognition in the Limca and Guinness book of world records.


Rebuilding with Richie (2006; Color; Video; 27min.)

The film is about a young man, diagnosed with bipolar disorder as he sets about rebuilding his life. A documentary short film made in association with the Cutchins Program for Children and Families, Northampton, Massachusetts.


The Chhara Projects (2003; Color; Video; 63 minutes; rough cut.)

A documentary about Budhan Theatre and their use of political street theatre to fight prejudice and discrimination. The members of the theatre group are from the Chhara community, stigmatized as a “criminal tribe” in colonial and present day India.


The Academy (1995; Color; Video; 52 min.)

A film about the Bollywood film industry. A Wide Eye Film for Business India Television.


<<Back to Films