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Dance for Democracy: Teaser of Kamal Swaroop’s new documentary film
Kamal Swaroop is the director of the cult classic Om-dar-ba-dar. The post-modernist film, widely regarded as one of the most weird films ever made in India, though completed in 1988, managed to find a release only last year.
After a documentary film on Dadasaheb Phalke called Rangbhoomi, Kamal Swaroop has gone on to make another documentary film that tracks the duel between Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal for the seat of Varanasi in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Dance for Democracy has been shot for close to 40 days during the entire electoral campaign till the results were declared on May 16th. It’s a 120 minutes film produced by the american production house Medient studios.
Here are the teasers for the film:
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A Tribute to Kamal Swaroop’s Om Dar B Dar
Om Sankar always wanted to become a filmmaker. But he went on to become an astro physicist from Ajmer. Actually his father forced him in to becoming a scientist. Now this kind of ‘educational abuse’ is very common among Tam Brahms. But his father belonged to ‘anusuchit jati’. There are two versions of this story, one that his father made a fraudulent caste certificate to help his relatives, second is that he was actually from ‘anusuchit jamati’ , but government thought that his jamati no longer constitutes a vote bank. Whatever be the point is he now neither a Tam Brahm nor from ‘anusuchit jati and jamati’.
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Om Dar Ba Dar : A Pioneer in Indian Avant – Garde
“Forget Bunuel, Jodorowsky or Warhol for a while! If there’s a single Indian film that draws you towards mind-blowing realm of post modernist…absurdist…surrealist blast to the senses, here’s the cult made by Kamal Swaroop.” This had been the reaction of one of my facebook friends(Hiren Dave), after watching ‘Om Dar Ba Dar’. This is considered to be a groundbreaking film in Indian cinema, pertaining to the avant-garde genre.Continue reading “Om Dar Ba Dar : A Pioneer in Indian Avant – Garde”