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i am films
Jan 25, 2012

Movie Reflection: I Am (2011)

Based on true life incidents, ‘I Am’ challenges the common man to look at metropolitan India past its superficiality of modernity into the fractures of complexity and conflicts in tradition, morality, sexuality and community. Directed by Onir Produced by Onir & Sanjay Suri Anticlock Film Production Cast of Note: Juhi Chawla, Sanjay Suri, Rahul Bose, Manisha Koirala, Nandita Das, Purab Kohli, Abhimanyu Singh & Arjun Mathur. Finally a movie that truly reflects the times that we live in; a movie ...

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Jul 27, 2011

REVIEW: ‘I AM’ (I AM AFIA MEGHA ABHIMANYU OMAR) – INDIA 2010

The Anticlock Films team of Onir Dhar and Sanjay Suri have not only delivered a contemporary Indian film which concentrates on the lives of four people, who in their own right are pushing the boundaries of convention, but have leveraged funding for the film by introducing co-ownership in the form of crowd-sourcing via the Internet Starring: Juhi Chawla, Manisha Koirala, Nandita Das, Purab Kohli, Sanjay Suri, Radhika Apte, Rahul Bose, Arjun Mathur, Abhimanyu Singh Taking four stories, each of which ...

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May 13, 2011

I AM — NO MORE PRETENCES

‘If you don’t have anything to say, you don’t have to’… hmm! That’s … it.. that is a sure enough bait for me to ramble on. We rolled out of the parking lot of the theater. I was bursting at the seams to say ‘something’. That is how I AM. I have been bursting at my seams to talk about ‘I AM’. I don’t write reviews; I read them with an offhand humor and often see exactly what I want ...

i am films
May 10, 2011

Bollywood: A poignant examination of a universal problem

I AM is slowly paced – the tension tightening little by little in a protracted sequence of small, domestic scenes. For that reason alone, it is a rare occasion – stories that we do not see often, if at all, from today’s Bollywood. Onir’s reined-in exposition is reminiscent of the kind mastered by humanist film-makers like Jean Renoir and Satyajit Ray. A gallery of worthy performances, crisp direction and a quietly graceful script make I AM something of a landmark ...

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May 4, 2011

I am is a courageous film

A well crafted, introspective, intelligent cinema that looms tall over much of what we see in contemporary Hindi cinema. With I am, film director Onir, still best known for his debut film My Brother Nikhil gives us yet another piece of thought provoking cinema. The film is also a landmark venture for independent film making in India, with the financing for the film being raised from over 400 individuals, many of whom made their donations through social networking sites like ...

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May 3, 2011

Therefore, I AM

Rating: 9.0/10 Onir’s “I AM” is a phenomenal result of a sort of mass audience movement with a strong commonality of purpose. The film unfolds many a tale of individuals struggling to find their individual, sexual and geo-political identity. The title of the film “I AM”, in itself, is a declaration of an “open-ended identity”. The movie is a tale comprising four stories, woven together that takes audiences through issues and dilemmas of the modern Indian society. “I AM” can ...

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May 2, 2011

I Am Who I Am

It is one of those few movies that you would watch crouching in the seat, with your legs folded against your chest, not realizing that you have been crying through out its running length. It is also one of those very few movies that you wish you had watched it alone rather than with a bunch of three other friends in a half empty hall, even if they are the most sensitive and the best people you have ever had ...

i am films
May 1, 2011

Angry, honest, bold: 4 stars – Review by Suparna Sharma

Most movies these days are desperate to please. They want to make you happy, to seduce you with sexy songs, sexy bodies, sexy locations. They want you to settle in comfortably, in perfect homes with the warmth of beautiful love affairs and solid relationships. But then, one angry one comes along, to challenge your world, your worldview. This one forces you to see what you’d rather not, to think about stuff that’s best ignored. Onir’s I Am is angry, honest, ...

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May 1, 2011

I Am review: Soulful and honest! – 3 stars – Sify

Sonia Chopra The film’s intent is undoubted – it aims at breaking shackles, at shocking people out of numbness, and telling them what’s going on around them when they’re not looking. Each of the four stories (faintly reminiscent of Dhobi Ghat) is relevant in its own way. Nandita Das plays Afia who has just discovered her husband’s been cheating on her. Desperate to become a mother, she now understands why her husband was avoiding starting a family. So she contemplates ...

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May 1, 2011

I AM impressed!

My take on “I AM” I AM is a mature movie that conveys four bold issues, which are often skirted off. It very beautifully portrays human emotions related to those four issues, namely Sperm Donation/Single Motherhood, Kashmir Pandits, Child Abuse and Gay Rights. Each of these tracks are a separate story with slight overlap of some characters to notionally bind them in a single movie. I AM Afia – This track portrays two issues Sperm Donation and Single Motherhood entangled ...

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May 1, 2011

I AM – A truly international film

I AM is a film that utilised social media networks like Facebook to rustle up funds from random investors and got made on a budget and the cast and crew’s magnanimity and belief in the product. It’s not a Hindi film; it’s an international offering (winning several awards) and gives India hope of a better and more varied cinematic experience in the future. Don’t generally do Indian films on Minority Review but we certainly cover ‘world cinema’. And that’s what ...

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May 1, 2011

An inconvenient truth

Perhaps it’s an indicator of the image trap that Onir is caught in that his latest film I Am has made news all these months for its homosexual elements. I Am is, in fact, a collection of four celluloid short stories: the first about a single woman who wants a baby through artificial insemination, the second about a Kashmiri Pandit who returns to Srinagar to sell her house, the next about a victim of child sexual abuse, the fourth about ...

 

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