DELHI-MUMBAI-DELHI

Rahul Roy, Saba Dewan
India 2003 | 43 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
Q&A with: Rahul Roy

Riya dances in the beer bars of Mumbai to make a living. The doc­u­men­tary fol­lows her from her home in Delhi to Mumbai where hun­dreds of work­ing class girls come in search of work and a future. Riya’s future is unpre­dictable and the present is marked with its own dif­fi­cul­ties. The police harass her family in Delhi, there is con­stant pres­sure from her agent in Mumbai to attract more tips and the work itself is demand­ing. How­ev­er, there are other girls to have fun with, there is money to dress well and then there are men…admirers promis­ing the moon. The doc­u­men­tary is an inti­mate por­trait of the every­day in the life of the girls, their agents and the neigh­bour­hood. DELHI-MUMBAI-DELHI, shot in the back­drop of the Maha­rash­tra Gov­ern­ments’ con­tro­ver­sial move to ban girls from danc­ing in beer bars.