Carla Renata’s Corner Reviews Unfreedom movie

May 29, 2015 In American we take for granted the simple freedoms we enjoy on a daily basis.  We are free to speak and act out as we like, free to love whom we want, free to worship and practice any type of religion without persecution,  However, in India the word “freedom” has a whole new meaning – UnFreedom. UNFREEDOM, by director raj Amit Kumar slays us with two p...

‘No Diet Coke for you': Islamophobia claim prompts United Airlines boycott

Muslim chaplain Tahera Ahmad alleges discrimination after being refused unopened soft drink while man next to her was served unopened beer ‘We are unauthorized to give unopened cans to people, because they may use it as a WEAPON on the plane,’ Tahera Ahmad alleges she was told by a United Airlines flight attendant. Photograph: via Tahera Ahma...

Deadline Hollywood reviews Unfreedom Movie

Unfreedom Director-writer: Raj Amit Kumar Writers: Damon J. Taylor, Adam Davis, Kamran Iqbal Cast: Victor Banerjee, Adil Hussain, Bhanu Uday, Preeti Gupta, Bhavani Lee, Ankur Vikal, Seema Rahmani, Samrat Chakrabarti, Danae Nason Distributor: Dark Frames Indian-born filmmaker Raj Amit Kumar opened his own distribution outfit to release his film Unfreedom. Kumar, however, is...


The controversial film Unfreedom has now released in New York and Los Angeles, as well as on national digital platforms such as iTunes. Directed by Raj Amit Kumar, the film explores subjects that rock the boat…especially so in India. Consequently, the country went as far as banning it.                                                                              Following two ...

Parents use ‘corrective rape’ to ‘straight’en gays

Imagine your parents getting you raped to bring you on to the right path! That's a reality that several homosexuals in India are facing.  According to statistics with the Crisis intervention team of LGBT Collective in Telangana, there have been 15 instances of 'corrective rapes' that have been reported in the group in the last five years. "We are sure there are many more...

10 Reasons to watch Unfreedom

These are the 10 reasons - In two parallel stories about Muslim and homosexual identity, it shows us the relationship of intolerance, identity and violence. UnFreedom is about freedom of choice and expression. It shows how we like to box people in one identity but how they make completely different choices. It is a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seats. ...

Delighted that young directors want me: Victor Banerjee

Victor Banerjee has collaborated with great directors like Roman Polanski, James Ivory and Satyajit Ray but he says he enjoys working with the new-age filmmakers, who have a fresh take on old attitudes. The actor will be next seen in young director Raj Amit Kumar's "Unfreedom", which juxtaposes two powerful and unflinching contemporary stories about religious fundamentalism. ...

Movie Review: “Unfreedom” is a very smart and real film about the conflicts and struggles of those trapped by culture

"This bold film is a stunning blend of art, beauty, love, horrific violence and intolerance." by Mary SparkmanMay 28, 2015 A society is torn apart by political, religious, and sexual turmoil. This bold film is a stunning blend of art, beauty, love, horrific violence and intolerance. Two stories are told in this film that represent the hot buttons of today...


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Unfreedom: Blemished Light –“It’s the choice we make when we are the most cornered in life that defines who we are.” Raj Amit Kumar’s “Unfreedom” is a hard-hitting portrayal of the complexity being human. Powerful and well made, the film consists of superb performances. This film will make you squirm with anger, disgust and shock towards the inhuman society we live in...