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Around India with a Movie Camera

Around India with a Movie Camera is a movie starring Sabu. The film explores life in India - both British and Indian - in the 50 years leading up to Independence in 1947.

Running Time
1 hours 12 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Sandhya Suri
Actors
Sabu
Country
UK
Year
2018
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

The film explores life in India - both British and Indian - in the 50 years leading up to Independence in 1947.

Comments about documentary «Around India with a Movie Camera» (14)

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Julia

Not the best thing to do at any time but this is one of the best documentaries about cricket. The movie looks at cricket in India with the shots being mostly from the first day of the tournament until the final. It's really hard to see the tourney without knowing the history of the tournament, but it's really a great look at the cricket in India. It also shows you the reality of how people would react when they see a stranger in a blue jacket or a blue dress walking around in public. It makes the documentary interesting to watch as there are still players who aren't aware of the history and I'm sure they don't know about the current players.

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Austin J.

Another well made documentary on the daily lives of ordinary Indian people, but focusing on the sex industry and the exploitation of minors by pimps and traffickers. Lots of people are interviewed, and the whole thing is very entertaining. The main subject is the struggle to survive in India when the middle class is steadily shrinking and the poor are dying off. Lots of talk about their struggle and the role of religion in that struggle. The film has a good tone and doesn't attack religion or religion-wise, but just the entire issue. A very interesting part of the documentary is the final interview of the director. His views on his work are very interesting, and gives a lot of context for the movie, not only for the human rights issue, but for the common man in India. I would have liked to have heard more about the situation of domestic workers, but the director seems to leave that aspect out, and the reason is probably that the audience has already seen the film. But I wouldn't have minded, because the issue of domestic workers is something that needs to be discussed and is a problem that affects the whole society. Overall, an entertaining documentary that is well worth watching.

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Patricia Williamson

I enjoyed this documentary because of the insights that are gained from being part of the "new school" of filmmakers. They are trying to do something different and I feel they did it well. This documentary is full of interviews with filmmakers, actors, production crews, etc. and a lot of different angles and perspectives. It was also fascinating to learn of some of the effects the "new school" is having on the movies that they produce. There were some really great filmmakers that were featured, and it was very interesting to learn about what each of them was trying to achieve and what they did to reach their goal. I definitely recommend this documentary to anyone interested in filmmakers. I feel that there is a lot of potential for this documentary to be a classic, and it definitely deserves the title.

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Lori Romero

It is certainly one of the best movies I have ever seen.The filmmakers have clearly done their homework. A large part of the documentary is based on the conversation that the director had with the young filmmakers. The young filmmakers have taken part in the events that the director has created. The director, along with his wife and son, were also present for the interview. What an amazing experience, it was truly refreshing to hear from a filmmaker who is from the United States. The documentary shows how the young filmmakers grew up in Mumbai and New Delhi and how they were influenced by their respective Indian parents. Their stories are quite touching, and the filmmaker is also quite a character. If you are a lover of documentaries or a filmmaker, you must watch this movie.

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Joan Tran

I am not sure what is wrong with people that do not like this movie. Maybe they are confused. This film is an attempt to highlight how Indians are different from the rest of the world. The documentary should be understood as a reflection of the world we live in. The film is about the role of the media, the environment and the English language in the Indian society. It is a daily battle. People live in fear, and the media feeds the fear. The media creates a myth that the Indians are the 'Super-Rich'. The documentary will show the political and economical crisis in India today. We have to come up with solutions to these problems to have a positive future for the world. How can we get the media to show the 'Super Rich' how the rest of the world lives?

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Jack Woods

This movie was well put together and really had a good message. I know that I am not alone in having a bad attitude towards the United States. I know that I can be a big shot, but I'm scared of being an A-lister. My problem is that I can't come up with a movie idea that will make a viewer laugh out loud. So this movie was the ticket. I was not disappointed. The picture, the sound, the use of color in the background, the people, the direction. It was perfect. I'll recommend it to my friends, and probably to many people, until the next World Wide Trip. I do not believe that the film will ever reach the World Wide Trip, because the movie industry just doesn't need the World Wide Trip, but maybe the World Wide Trip will help bring attention to the movie.

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Susan B.

I read the reviews and though there was plenty of praise for this film, I just wasn't sure how it would hold up. But I was pleasantly surprised. I was so entertained by the movie, that I just kept asking myself how many people had actually seen this. The film takes place in a small town in Northern India, and it focuses on a local town in that same town, just a few miles away from where the film was shot. There is some very, very brief footage of the town in the film, and it is still a beautiful town. I love the film's focus on the characters in the town, and the relationship that the local film crew has with the people in the town. The filmmakers took great care in giving each character their own life story, and they are all great people. The town is a crossroads town, and this film really does bring home the feelings of what it is like to be part of a town, and to have such a large community. The small town is the heart of India, and it is the heart of the film. I really enjoyed the film. The direction is really great, and I was really impressed with the cinematography and the use of the location. The costumes were great. The film really brought to life the characters in the town, and the people of the town. There is one scene in the film that is just beautiful, and that is when a school plays their final song and the students are standing on the platform of the school building, and it is just so beautiful to see these small children acting out their favorite songs. It is just so amazing. I also really enjoyed the writing and the characters in the film. I really loved the way the characters interacted, and I really enjoyed the relationship that the characters had with each other. I also thought that the film was very realistic. I really liked how the director was able to make some very small details in the film, and really make the film about the people. I thought that the characters really did live in the town, and I really felt like I knew the characters and knew their world. There are also some really great scenes that the characters have in the film. One is when the kids go on the roof and get a chance to see a real sunrise. Another scene is when the girl gets to show off her curves in front of her friends. The people of the town really do live in the town. I thought that the characters were really interesting, and I really enjoyed the acting in the film. The characters are really interesting and it was really fun to watch. I really liked how the director was able to portray the characters so well, and I really thought that the acting was really good. The costumes were great, and the photography was great. The filming was really good. The film was

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Henry H.

This documentary is simply amazing. I mean, you can tell they are a bunch of tourists who love watching India, but when you see their reviews, you can see that they really are passionate about the country and about the culture. You really get a feeling that they are really the 'lucky' ones. And that is something that can't be explained. A lot of people complain about the "lack of culture" in India, and I think this is exactly the case. I mean, who wants to be there? We are different and that's what we are. So, it's really an interesting experience to see the beautiful country in a documentary. I mean, you can tell that they are tourists, but they do make us feel like they are actually there. I know I am in India, but that's what I really want to tell people. If you are a tourist and you are interested in the country, I suggest you watch this documentary.

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Robert Kim

This film is about the Indian government's long term plan to take control of the country. This project is said to be in the works since the early 80's. From an almost total lack of internet usage in the country to a lack of physical infrastructure to move the country, and the government claiming its power is infinite and there is no threat, many will assume the film is some propaganda for the government. That is not the case. The film is based on the only official Indian government document that shows their ambitions, and doesn't include any of the criticisms they are making. There are, in fact, many long term plans in the document, including the ongoing "development" of the country. Although some of the issues are said to be a part of India's problems, and one of the main ones is the government's control of the internet, the problems are not only because of the government. They are really not "Indian" problems. They are the result of colonialism, social conformity, and lack of intellectual thought. But, hey, the government is here to stay, so just what are we going to do about it? These are the questions the film is trying to answer, and most of the issues are directly from the government. The film has a few critics, but it is still amazing to see how the government can almost literally say anything. While they do give an overview of why it is important to have internet, they also say how the internet will only be controlled by the government. And I couldn't agree more. The government is the one who has the control. So, for example, the government and telecom companies don't want anyone to access the internet, they want internet companies to have government approval for a certain service. And the government is the one who gets the approval. While the film is showing the government power, they never say what they are using it for. Is it to control the internet, or are they just getting it for the free internet that is offered by the government? What is the government doing, or how is the government using the internet? Or is it for that country's government? The film would have been great, without knowing exactly what the government was using the internet for, the main questions the film raises would have been more interesting, and so would the film. It is amazing how the government is not just stopping people from accessing the internet, but is actually trying to control the internet, to take over the internet. The government is not only stopping people from accessing the internet, but they are actually trying to control the internet, to take over the internet. I think that is a massive problem. There are still some problems, like slow internet and lack of internet infrastructure, but overall, the government is not all bad, and it is not all good. There are good things, like being able to use internet without getting censored, or to change what is being said, and there are problems, like the lack of internet infrastructure and the internet companies wanting government approval. But, as long as the government controls the internet, what are we going to do about it?

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Sara

I don't think I've ever seen such a carefully thought out documentary about India. It may have some interesting points, but it's what you think or how you interpret it that makes the difference. This documentary could also be seen as a critique of the US foreign policy, which I think could also be important. It was insightful and showed us an aspect of our culture that we don't really know much about. I really hope to see more like this documentary. If you have an interest in or know someone who is interested in India, this is a great documentary.

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Pamela T.

A small crew makes a movie of the Maldives, an island in the Indian Ocean, for the sake of an international film festival. The Maldives is an archipelago of coral and palms, but also a place of incredible beauty. The filmmakers take us on a tour of the island, the villages, and the lives of the Maldivesese people. At times the film is a little slow, but for the most part it is great filmmaking, with an interesting subject matter. The movie also shows the Maldives in a different light than most of the movies made about it, and shows how the locals feel about the tourists, and the tourists respond to the locals. The Maldives is a place where the religious traditions are in flux, and where traditional morals and customs play an important role in daily life. What I really liked about the movie is the way the film shows that while the Maldives may be beautiful, it is also a place of extraordinary loneliness and struggle. The film gives us the feeling of a place where everyone is trying to get by, and where there is almost no reason for anyone to bother about other people.

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Tyler Wood

For anyone that was a big fan of Steven Spielberg, you will be satisfied with this movie. I personally loved the style and feel of the movie. I thought that the style was very authentic and emotional, although the movies has an over-indulgent length and was not a long movie at all, and I felt the length of this movie was fitting. The ending of the movie was more of a dramatic climax rather than a happy one. The movie does not have a happy ending. In my opinion, it was a realistic one. I personally felt that the movie was very realistic in the way that it was made and the way that it depicted the Indian culture. I believe that the movie is very interesting and emotional and very well made.

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John

The main concern of this film is the plight of the poor. An honest look at a growing rural-urban divide. The actual photographs are very good. And it's better than most documentaries. The narration is also a good point. You can see the difference between the East and the West. You can even hear that. The pictures are good and the interviews are also good. Most of all, it's the emotional truth that's impressive. But of course there is also some racism in the narration and in the interviews. It's hard to know what is racist and what is just a simple factual statement. But the interviews with the common people are certainly the best part of the documentary. They are fascinating and also very revealing. In short, it's a very good documentary, with some good photos. The film is quite long but still worth it. And the pictures and the narration are simply incredible. If you want to learn more about poverty, get a DVD of this documentary. It's a very good and interesting look at the problems facing the poor in India.

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Lawrence

This is a great documentary about how corruption in the Indian cricket governing body is just as bad as the political corruption in the states of the country. The main thing is that no one in any way, shape or form has been accountable for the lives and health of the players. How can anyone at any level of the system be trusted with their life and health. Despite there being a fair amount of evidence to support the claim that the system is totally rigged, it is also blatantly clear that no one can be held responsible for the actions of others. The best thing about this documentary is how the story is brought to light by showing the interviews of the players, and showing clips of all the live matches from the last decade. There is a lot of detail that can be drawn upon to form a story that is both gripping and informative. The documentary also shows some of the highlights of the Indian cricket series against the West Indies in the recent World Cup. There is also an interview with someone involved with the Indian cricket board who explains how he was not aware that the system was rigged. This is a great film that explains a very important subject in a very gripping way. The directors managed to create a film that shows corruption and scandal in a very realistic way. Everyone in the film has great interviews that include the players, the players' managers, the various cricket officials, and even the media. It is really hard not to be impressed by how well the film is made. The only major criticism that I can make is that it does not show all of the matches or all of the live cricket. It is very rare that you get a full day of cricket in a documentary. So maybe you will have to wait for a DVD for that. The film also shows many famous faces in the sport that you would have never heard of in the media. As an Indian living in London, I can tell you that this documentary really shows the real corruption of our sport. It is also a great source of information for any budding cricket fan.