13 November 2018| Algebra
© Thinkworks Pvt Ltd – Gauri Shinde and R Balki are filmmakers who are harbingers of an emotional liberation that characterises modern India. Their cinema expands the idea of human relations, of power dynamics in the way we relate to each other: not just as men and women but also as human beings. Movies like Cheeni Kum, Paa, Padman, English-Vinglish, Dear Zindagi, Ki and Ka make them anthropologists of human emotions who change the boundaries between masculinity and femininity. Interestingly, both of them hail from the world of advertising and have brought an inimicable chutzpah, rebellion, and desire for individuality that translate in their cinematic vision. Their canvases have touched upon big ideas through small stories. This conversation plunges into their world, imagination, and partnership.