Preeti Gupta: A bold portrayal

Actor Preeti Gupta on her role as a lesbian in Unfreedom, a film banned in India, and what she learnt in the process of the film’s making. Actor Preeti Gupta made her TV debut with a Hindi soap like Kahani Gha Ghar Ki but then went on to study at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, New York. After her return she acted in the indie Mere Haule Dost and Arthur M...
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Central Board Of Film Certification Refuses To Certify Unfreedom

Unfreedom is a film that revolves around a Muslim fundamentalist in New York who kidnaps a liberal Muslim scholar with an intent to kill, while a closeted lesbian in New Delhi kidnaps her bisexual lover with the intent to love. What follows is torture and violence that evokes a brutal struggle of identities against unfreedom. The film is reportedly based on Faiz Ahm...
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Sexual Bias Creating Violent World: ‘Unfreedom’ Director

      Why did you think it was important to deal with a subject matter like homosexuality and religious fundamentalism? Why should people see this film? Because we need to question and try to locate the roots of intolerance, discrimination and violence. It is important to show what homosexuals face in India and how unfair, violent, brutal acts are committe...
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Unfreedom Review by Hollywood Jesus

Unfreedom is Indian director Raj Amit Kumar’s attempt to deal with the violence he sees as inherent in religious fundamentalism. The film is made up of two separate stories, in two cities, with people of different religious backgrounds. Although the stories never connect to one another, the connection is to be found in the ways that when people understand themselves as having t...
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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...
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‘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...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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