Indian themes showcased at Vienna film fest
‘Pink Saris’ and ‘Jan Villa’ are two of the India-themed films being shown at the Viennale, the city’s international film festival.
While the former focuses on the evils of child marriage, the latter shows the sights and sounds of Mumbai after the 2005 floods.
Vikram Teja Jayanti, an Oscar-winning filmmaker of Indian origin, too is here with his documentary, ‘The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector’.
There was a time when Jayanti wanted to make a documentary on former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi. ‘It was the way she wore her hair in that half white and half black style that made me curious about her,’ says Jayanti who, however, gave up the idea after she was assassinated in 1984.