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The indie films of Radha Indu Rana

Bhattakti Aatma (The roving spirit)

 

Bhattakti Aatma (The roving spirit)

a satirical look at all pervasive petty corruption.

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War and Poetry

a film about the spread of sufism in and around Delhi in the 13th century.

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The Boys of the black river

 

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category- documentary.

Losing Heritage- the case of Chunnamal's haveli

 

Haveli of Chunnamal

 

Lala Chunnamal was said to be the richest denizen of Shajahanabad in the middle of the 19th century. His 126 room haveli (large mansion)at the heart of Chandni Chowk replaced the Mughal court as the cynosure of Delhi after the failed revolt of 1857.

Losing Heritage- the case of Chunnamal's haveli is a film about how the glory of those days has now become obscured in the hustle-bustle of a contemporary metropolis that does not care to either remember or properly preserve its heritage.

Chunnamal's haveli interior

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category- documentary.

 
O'Woman

O' Woman

O' Woman

O’ WOMAN is the tale of a lady seen through the eyes of her supposed lover who is pushed on by a powerful emotion that is an intense mélange of jealousy, burning curiosity and an uncontrollable urge to hurt himself again and again as he seeks to meet all the men in her life and interrogate them about her.

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category- fiction.

 
Faith and Misery goes to Egypt

Faith and Misery

A futile search for God in a crumbling city

Faith and Misery

A scene from the film FAITH AND MISERY directed by Radha Indu Rana, a very personal film about a futile search for God amidst a crumbling but sacred town.

FAITH AND MISERY was selected for exhibition at the 10th Ismailia International film Festival , Egypt.

It was also selected for Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF), 2006 , for SIGNS 2006, the Festival of Documentaries and Short Films in Video, Thiruvananthapuram , Kerela

and three other festivals.

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category- experimental, documentary.

 
The Tears of Jahanara

The tears of Jahanara

the lost glory of the old city

 

The tears of Jahanara

Mughal princess Jahanara laid out what then was the magnificent part of Delhi -Chandni Chowk. What now remains is but a hint of those glorious days. This film is about the fading glory of the old parts of the Delhi, now simply known as the walled city.

 

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category- documentary.