New Film – Mamaiji
Mamaiji – by Oorvazi Irani
The film is as much about an archetypical grandmother as it is about the personal story of Moti (Morvarid) Nadirshah Roowalla, the director’s Mamaiji(grandmother), who was born in Iran in 1927, and now lives in India. The film is a portrait of a grandmother sans a realistic treatment, rather the film’s time and space is suspended in an artistic realm beyond the real and the unreal and therein lies it’s charm. The filmmaker does not seek a passive viewing audience but gently wants to engage the audience’s sensibilities and emotions, teasing the audience with fragments of Mamaiji’s life story, then leaving it to them to complete.
Oorvazi Irani is a filmmaker, Director of her home production company SBI Impresario Pvt. Ltd. (since 1974), she is film educationalist and heads the subject of film at the SVKM IB school and is an acting coach who has introduced the Michael Chekhov Acting technique to India with her dvd of same.
Film to be screened for the first time in Mumbai by Vikalp@Prithvi on 28th January 2013 at 7 pm.