Lalit Vachani
Lalit Vachani

Lalit Vachani’s documentaries include 'The Starmaker' (about the business of ‘starmaking’ in Bollywood); 'The Boy in the Branch' and 'The Men in the Tree' (on the RSS and Hindu fundamentalism); 'Natak Jari Hai' (about the left street theatre group, Jana Natya Manch); 'The Salt Stories' (following the trail of Gandhi’s salt march in Gujarat seventy years later) and 'Tales from Napa' (about a village in Gujarat that resisted Hindu fundamentalist forces during the 2002 Gujarat riots). In 2007, he directed 'In Search of Gandhi' as one of ten international filmmakers commissioned to make 52 min. films for the 'Why Democracy?' global television series, which was broadcast across 48 international television channels.
Vachani divides his time between India and Germany, where he teaches courses on the political documentary and documentary theory and production at the Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS), University of Göttingen.

Films with Magic Lantern Movies

  • Magic Lantern Movies
    Director: Lalit Vachani

    In 1930, a group of Indians led by a frail, elderly man marched a distance of 241 miles. They...

    Territory: South Asia
    Regions Individual Institutional
    India (INR) Rs 600 Rs 900
    South Asia (USD) $11 $20
    Rest of World (USD) N/A N/A
  • Magic Lantern Movies
    Director: Lalit Vachani

    What does it mean to perform socialist ‘agit-prop’ theatre in India in a globalized...

    Territory: South Asia
    Regions Individual Institutional
    India (INR) Rs 600 Rs 900
    South Asia (USD) $11 $20
    Rest of World (USD) N/A N/A
  • Magic Lantern Movies
    Director: Lalit Vachani

    In early 1993, Lalit Vachani and the Wide Eye Film team completed a documentary film, 'The...

    Territory: South Asia
    Regions Individual Institutional
    India (INR) Rs 600 Rs 900
    South Asia (USD) $11 $20
    Rest of World (USD) N/A N/A
  • Magic Lantern Movies
    Director: Lalit Vachani

    Set at the Asha Chandra film-acting institute in Bombay, the film is about aspiring actors at...

    Territory: South Asia
    Regions Individual Institutional
    India (INR) Rs 500 Rs 800
    South Asia (USD) $9 $15
    Rest of World (USD) N/A N/A
  • Magic Lantern Movies
    Director: Lalit Vachani

    “The Branch is the Life of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh”
    (Mohan Bhagwat,...

    Territory: South Asia
    Regions Individual Institutional
    India (INR) Rs 500 Rs 800
    South Asia (USD) $9 $15
    Rest of World (USD) N/A N/A