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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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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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...
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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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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...
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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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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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