Hommage to Rahul Roy


Rahul Roy, Saba Dewan
India 2003 | 43 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
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 … read more

MAJMA – Performance

Rahul Roy
India 2001 | 54 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
What does ”being a man” mean in present-day India? A fast grow­ing nation that changes its appear­ance daily and chal­lenges its people to meet their ends. Here, sur­vival means: to … read more


Rahul Roy
India 2003 | 43 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
Dis­creet­ly and qui­et­ly the Indian film­mak­er enters the liveli­hood of two fam­i­lies who live in SUNDER NAGRI – the ”beau­ti­ful city”, one of the out­skirts of Delhi char­ac­ter­ized by high … read more


Rahul Roy
India 2000 | 43 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU

A work­ing class dis­trict on the out­skirts of Delhi is home to four ”best friends”, Bunty, Kamal, Sanjay and Sanju, who were accom­pa­nied by the film­mak­er Rahul Roy over six months in order to learn about their way of life and their world of expe­ri­ences. Their young lives are shaped by deal­ing with the harsh real­i­ty of Indian daily life and the burden of ful­fill­ing their duties from early child­hood on, which actu­al­ly belong to the world of adults. What’s worse is that the rapid­ly chang­ing sur­round­ings com­pli­cate the abil­i­ty to ori­en­tate one­self. In addi­tion the bal­ance between old-fash­ioned expec­ta­tions of par­ents and the shiny image of the ideal world of Bol­ly­wood films seems to be at risk. The film­mak­er enables the audi­ence to expe­ri­ence how the young­sters’ dreams, hopes and beliefs still try to and occa­sion­al­ly turn into real­i­ty. Close to real­i­ty and touch­ing – a film that resem­bles a friend for some­body else. And so one regrets the film to end after 43 minutes.