Name of the film Zara Nazar Utha Ke Dekho (Tales of Cruising from India)

Directed by Anindya Shankar Das

Cinematography Anindya Shankar Das

EditingAnindya Shankar Das

Sound DesignBaijayanta Roy

Year 2018


Duration25 min

LanguageEnglish, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, Kannada (with Eng subtitles)

About the film

This documentary juxtaposes personal narratives from the LGBTQ community of their stories of cruising for partners in cities against visuals of Indian public spaces - cinema halls, toilets, parks, bus stations, etc. Though the stories emerges the different facets and complexities of urban cruising - one of the most dominant ways of finding sexual/romantic partners for the LGBTQ community in India.

Director Biography

A direction graduate of the Film and Television Institute of India, Anindya is a filmmaker and photographer involved in all aspects of film technology and is especially keen on exploring the themes of culture and ecology. He has worked as a trainer for students of schools and colleges, street hawkers and multinationals. He has shot and edited a number of documentaries, music videos, experimental and short films and is currently working on the script of a feature length film.