Chingari Chumma / Stinging Kiss

2000, Color/Sound, DV, 8:30, In collaboration with Tejal Shah
Chingari Chumma is a fairytale phantasy which dives head first into the spaces of desire that remain unaddressed in the popular culture that Bollywood constructs. Here is a typical Hindi film climax from the 80’s – the heroine has been abducted by the bandit and is taken to his den where he invariably ties her up, or makes her dance; the hero comes just in time to save his beloved, before the villain can commit the ultimate atrocity.