Dir. Qaushiq Mukherjee (as Q)
India, 2010, 85 min., Unrated, Bengali w/ English subtitles
Banned in India. This visually-aggressive and sexually-explicit “rap musical” directly challenges India’s censorship laws and is counter to what most audiences think of when they think of Indian cinema.
Check out this interview with the film’s director prior to Gandu‘s first approved public screening in his home country and this article from CNN Travel, published shortly after Gandu garnered international attention. Also, here is a candid video conversation with Q on “100 Years of Cinema.” And finally, here is a more recent interview in which Q gives his thoughts on film as art, Bollywood, the freedom of working with a small budget, and nonconformity.