15 October, New Delhi
The makers of ‘An Insignificant Man’, a film that chronicles the spectacular rise of Arvind Kejriwal from a social activist to a popular politician, have released the motion poster of the film.
Directed by Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla under the banners of Global media giant Vice, ‘An Insignificant Man’, produced by Anand Gandhi, is slated to release on November 17 in India.
The film, which had faced objections from former censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani, who had asked the filmmakers to get permissions from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other politicians, was cleared by the FCAT (Film Certification Appellate Tribunal) which overruled the board’s demand as ‘unconstitutional’ and cleared the film in its entirety.
Ironically, the film was championed by the international filmmaking community and senior executives at Vice. Finally, in a precedent-setting order, the FCAT (Film Certification Appellate Tribunal) overruled the board’s ‘unconstitutional’ demand and cleared the film in its entirety.’An Insignificant Man’ has been acquired by Global media giant Vice, one of the largest media houses in the world.
The film has got accolades at more than 50 film festivals. It received a standing ovation at its MAMI film festival screening in Mumbai. It has been backed by prestigious international organisations like Sundance, Skywalker Labs, Bertha Foundation.
The film also has the distinction of being funded by one of the biggest crowdfunding campaigns in India.The 95 minutes long film follows the birth of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) from its roots as activists of Anna Hazare’s India against corruption.