Mod

The Turn
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Hindi (with English subtitles), 69 min, 2016, India

'Mod' is an attempt by the filmmaker at communicating with the young men who hang out at the ‘notorious’ water tank in her neighbourhood in Pratap Vihar, Ghaziabad. The water tank is a space that is frequented by the so-called ‘no-gooders’ of the locality, a place where they play cricket, play cards, drink and smoke up. When she enters the space with her camera, the boys are curious and at the same time wary of it and her. They sometimes resist, sometimes protest, and at times, open up. As the film unfolds we get a hint of the lives the boys lead and the fragile world they create for themselves at the water tank.

 
Producer:
School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
 
Creative Crew
Camera:
Pushpa Rawat
Editing:
Anupama Srinivasan
Sound:
Asheesh Pandya
Script: Anupama Srinivasan / Commissioning Editors: Anjali Monteiro and K. P. Jayasankar