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Director Onir celebrates 12 years of film ‘I Am’

Indian director Onir took to Instagram yesterday to share the trailer of his 2010 anthology film called ‘I Am’, saying along that today marked the completion of the film’s 12 years, which called for a celebration by remembering the cinematic work.

The film which is now available on OTT platforms as well, including Netflix, tackled four taboo topics more than a decade ago. It touched upon issues of child abuse, same-sex relationships, sperm donation and the less-talked about Kashmiri Pandits.

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All the four stories, titled as ‘Omar’, ‘Afia’, ‘Abhimanyu’ and ‘Megha’, were executed on screen by some of the best Indian actors including Juhi Chawla, Sanjay Suri, Manisha Koirala, Nandita Das, Rahul Bose and Arjun Mathar.

The director also said that that the film was “financed by donations from more than 400 different people around the world” who thought they could relate to the stories.

Director Onir

It also succeeded in bagging for itself the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi, and is appreciated to date for being a progressive cinematic work co-produced by Sanjay Suri, who doesn’t shy away from experimenting with and performing in unique projects such as ‘Pinjar’, ‘Bas Ek Pal’, ‘My Brother Nikhil’, ‘Call him Eddy’ and ‘Hindi Medium’.

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