The_Return Still 02Vapsi by Srinivas Sunderrajan (5′)
An introspective journey of a struggling film actor in the city of Mumbai.

The Clap Trap by Jill Misquitta (52′)
Bollywood is the centre of the world’s largest movie industry. All those films require actors, especially extras. THE CLAP TRAP is about those people who fill the set on payment of a meagre daily wage. They are the guests at weddings and other group scenes. They like to keep up appearances for themselves by believing they perform an indispensable task in the dream factory. In fact, they are easily interchangeable and are usually exploited. Two ‘Junior Artists’ are followed at their activities. We observe them at work on the set, and at home while trying to cope with the larger realities of living in Bombay.

In partnership with Vikalp Film Archive