The Mumbai gangster film subgenre gets new narrative propulsion and a provincial tang with Ashim Ahluwalia’s Daddy, which releases in theatres on 8 September. South Mumbai, the island city, is the emotional and inspirational centre of the director’s work. Born in 1972, Ahluwalia grew up in 1980s Bombay, watching films at Naaz and Maratha Mandir. Disco Dancer (1982) is one of his favourites.
A still from ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’. Alongside Amitabh Bachchan’s rise in the 1970 and 80s, a group of filmmakers and actors, graduates from Delhi’s National School of Drama and the Film and Television Institute of India, solidified the parallel cinema movement. Photo: PicasaEight years ago, I had called up Dev Anand for an interview. I know him through television, and through laboured, sanitized pop culture nostalgia.
These are doggedly revivalist times, and it isn’t all pretty. In the movies, the mythological superhero is resurgent; the burqa-clad woman with a healthy libido is offensive. The cultural mandate is to look inward, to the indigenous: The Union ministry of culture has undertaken a Rs470-crore project called the National Mission on Cultural Mapping and Roadmap. Starting from Mathura, there will be talent hunt competitions across the country—640,000 villages—over the next three years.
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