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
Game: from Brazil to Bengal (2011; 30 min.)
Rough Cut, co-directed with Gianpaolo Baiocchi, New York University
The film follows Brazils 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.
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.
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.
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.
(1995; Color; Video; 52 min.)
A film about the Bollywood film industry.
A Wide Eye Film for Business India Television.