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Script & Direction
Madhusree Dutta
 

Actors
Harish Khanna / Vibha Chibbar
 

Camera
Avijit Mukul Kishore

Editing

Reena Mohan / Shyamal Karmakar 
 

Dialogue
Sara Rai  

Location Sound

Gissy Michael / Anita Khushwa
 

Sound Design
Boby John

Music

Arjun Sen

Research
Renu Savant
 

Art Design
Tushar Jog

Graphics
Pryas Gupta
 

Assistants
Vibha Nijhawan, Abeer Gupta

 

The multilingual Bombay, the Bombay of intolerance, the Bombay of closed mills, of popular culture, sprawling slums and real estate onslaughts, the metropolis of numerous ghettos, the El Dorado.  This film is a tale of the cities of Bom Bahia / Bombay / Mumbai, through a tapestry of fiction, cinema vérité, art objects, found footage, sound installation and literary texts.

 

The non-fiction feature film is structured around imaginary debates between Ismat Chugtai and Sadat Hasan Manto, the two legendary writers who lived in this metropolis, over the art of chronicling these multi-layered overlapping cities. Shot mainly during the monsoon the film portrays some extremely beautiful yet ruthlessly violent features of Bombay, which, generally, are not part of the popular narratives.

'7 Islands and a Metro' is the first non-fiction film to be commercially released in India.

 

Awarded:

Special Jury Award, Film South Asia 2007
 


Available in English and French Subtitle
Link: 7islandsfilm.googlepages.com



 
     

 
 
 

 

 

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