MAIN TUMHARA KAVI HOON (Hindi), I Am Your Poet (English)
Screening Format : DV, Duration : 40 Min
This film was to be on a poet and his poetry. It became a story of a person who lives a poem. We try to understand the person we see the poem, we try to understand the poetry; the poet comes and stands in front of us. And as we journey through the poetry and the poet, we end up with a mirror. In the mirror, a roughly-hewn life, small, innocent.... a dream-like existence, in the scrub forest, among the silent ruins, the old streets in the middle of the polis.
The poetry slowly shows us the way, and the way slowly becomes poetry. Ramashankar Vidrohi has never written poetry, he speaks out poetry.
He mind works like poetry. He converses, he cries, he sings in poetry; He speaks to himself, to you, to everyone in poetry; He philosophizes, he lectures, he bores, he makes resolutions, he raises slogans, all in poetry.
Vidrohi is the poet of our unknown, unorganized, underground nation. He is the poet of those whose constituency is always bearing the cost of empire-builders, the women, the children, and the billions who lie on the steps to the centre of power structure.
He speaks in a voice of the millinea of this land’s oral traditions, innumerable poets fakir-like, the radical-outsiders, and the wild- ones who refused to leave into the forest and stayed on our “civilized” edges.
So that all of us, who try to run from our deepest silences, from our nakedest social truths, develop the courage, to manifest our collective humanity.
Editor : Imran
Director : Nitin K Pamnani, Imran Khan
Producer : Nitin K Pamnani, Imran Khan
Images by : Nitin K Pamnani, Imran, Shreedeep, Anmol Jeswani