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Till we meet again / film by Rahul Roy

Contributor(s): Jabeen, Merchant [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: New Delhi : Rahul Roy, 2013Description: 1 (DVD) (ca. 87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Content type: two-dimensional moving image Media type: video Carrier type: videodiscSubject(s): Male friendship -- Anecdotes | Young men -- India -- Conduct of life | Masculinity -- IndiaDDC classification: Summary: In 1999 the film, When four friends meet, ends with the promise that the four young men who are the main protagonists of the film and the director will meet again in ten years. They do meet again in 2012 and the world seems to have changed in the years that have gone by. The four friends are now married, have children and entirely new ideas like the share market have made an entry into what was a working class resettlement area of Delhi. The documentary (90 min, 2013) explores through the everyday of four men the experience of a changing Delhi and how it intersects with their marriage, children, families and work. The documentary criss-crosses between 1998 and 2012 to set up a story that spans more than a decade and brings us up close to the unpredictability of life as well as continuities that belie any simple answers to the idea of the city, its working populations, change and men.Summary: Between 1998 and 2000, the director made a documentary film titled "When four friends meet" which was an intimate portrait of the coming of age of four young men from Jehangirpuri, a working class resettlement area of Delhi. This sequel "Till we meet again" picks up the story of the same four protagonists in 2012. They are now in their 30s, married and have children. The film juxtaposes three sets of images, one set created by the four protagonists through cameras provided to them, the second set filmed by the film maker and the third from material filmed in 1998-99. The film is an attempt to shuttle between these different sets of images in search of those moments and events that open up the theme of masculinities in the context of the everyday of the four protagonists.
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This film is a sequel to Roy's earlier (1999) work titled: When four friends meet.

In 1999 the film, When four friends meet, ends with the promise that the four young men who are the main protagonists of the film and the director will meet again in ten years. They do meet again in 2012 and the world seems to have changed in the years that have gone by. The four friends are now married, have children and entirely new ideas like the share market have made an entry into what was a working class resettlement area of Delhi. The documentary (90 min, 2013) explores through the everyday of four men the experience of a changing Delhi and how it intersects with their marriage, children, families and work. The documentary criss-crosses between 1998 and 2012 to set up a story that spans more than a decade and brings us up close to the unpredictability of life as well as continuities that belie any simple answers to the idea of the city, its working populations, change and men.

Between 1998 and 2000, the director made a documentary film titled "When four friends meet" which was an intimate portrait of the coming of age of four young men from Jehangirpuri, a working class resettlement area of Delhi. This sequel "Till we meet again" picks up the story of the same four protagonists in 2012. They are now in their 30s, married and have children. The film juxtaposes three sets of images, one set created by the four protagonists through cameras provided to them, the second set filmed by the film maker and the third from material filmed in 1998-99. The film is an attempt to shuttle between these different sets of images in search of those moments and events that open up the theme of masculinities in the context of the everyday of the four protagonists.

In Hindi with English subtitles.

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