Breakin' Mumbai

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Breakin' Mumbai (2012)

Directed by - Aakriti Kohli, Siam Dousel, Sandeep Kumar Singh, Shweta Ghosh, Sumit Singh

Duration –  33 minutes

Language – Hindi with English subtitles

Gani, a 21-year old, has done many things for a living: bag-making, embroidery work and working at a call centre.18-year old Aman studies in school. The two have very little in common, but there is one thing that binds them- Breaking, a dance form that started back in the 70s in the Bronx, New York. This film looks at what it means to be a breaker in Mumbai, how breaking becomes a site of expression of subaltern youth cultures and what it means to win and lose battles. Through the personal lives of Gani, Aman and their friends, the film tries to understand the dynamics of breaking, and explores questions of space and the avenues for leisure in Mumbai.

Breakin' Mumbai has received an Award for Excellence at the 10th IDPA awards.

School of Media and Cultural Studies

The School of Media and Cultural Studies, (SMCS) of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (a Deemed University) is engaged in media teaching, production, research and dissemination. A unique feature of the School is the close linkage between its technical and academic work. The work of the School facilitates a synergy between research, teaching and production, all of which are informed by a keen sense of connection with local subaltern cultures of resistance and invention. Production is an important component of the School’s work. It has to its credit more than 35 awards for its documentary films at national and international film festivals.

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