Hina Siddiqui has been working with young learners and teachers since 2008, and is focussing on training people to work with children in various economic and social contexts. “Drama is my key methodology whether I am teaching performing arts, life skills, English, history or gender studies,” she says.
Chankya Vyas, artistic director of Bengaluru-based theatre company Indian Ensemble, is a chatty passenger when he is travelling by cabs. A couple of years of drawing life stories out of cab drivers, Vyas realised that he was staring at a potential play on a subject that was hidden in plain sight.
The film does away with the traditional mould of a documentary and observes the culture of hip-hop by following Dharmesh Parmar or MC Tod Fod, Aklesh Sutar or MC Mawali and Sreejit Nair aka Mayavi from Swadesi, who have also featured in the Bollywood film, Gully Boy.