‘I Am’ Preview
Plot: I Am is about issues and dilemmas that bruise the modern Indian society. Shot in four different cities across India, ‘I Am’ is a fusion of stories where the protagonists share a common dream – a desire to regain their lives, to regain an identity which has been taken away from them.
Nandita Das is a single woman who feels her identity will be made whole through the singular feminine experience of motherhood. Juhi Chawla, a Kashmiri Pandit, and Manisha Koirala, a Muslim woman, are two friends separated by conflict. Against the backdrop of the exodus of Hindu’s in Kashmir in early 90’s, it’s a story of loss of home and identity. Sanjay Suri is trapped by the demons of his past, a past of sexual abuse. To move forward he must first go back, into a world where his childhood was stolen from him. Rahul Bose’s story reveals how the police use Article 377 (law under Indian Penal code which criminalizes homosexuality) to harass and blackmail gay men.
Star cast: Juhi Chawla, Manisha Koirala, Rahul Bose, Nandita Das, Sanjay Suri, Purab Kohli, Abhimanyu Singh, Arjun Mathur, Shernaz Patel, Radhika Apte, Anurag Basu, Anurag Kashyap.
Expectations: Not too many expectations.