New Delhi, Oct 13: Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal is a self-proclaimed film buff and on several occasions he was photographed entering or leaving theatre halls in the national capital. The Delhi CM also tweeted about films he had loved watching in the past.
Now, it is time for the movie lovers to watch a film on Kejriwal. Yes, the much-talked about film on the AAP chief, An Insignificant Man, is all set to hit the theatre halls on November 17 across the country.
The film, a biopic on the Delhi CM, will be released by the American media company, Vice.
The biopic has been directed by Khushboo Ranka and Vina Shukla. According to the makers of An Insignificant Man, the film is a non-fiction political thriller that chronicles the spectacular rise of Kejriwal from a social activist to a polarising politician.
The film hogged the limelight recently after former censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani asked the filmmakers to get permissions from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other politicians as their names find mention in the film. Finally, the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal cleared the film.
Terming it a "masterpiece", Vice has announced that it will now be partnering with producer Anand Gandhi's Memesys Lab in releasing the film widely in India and abroad.
"I first saw An Insignificant Man at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016, and I came away thinking it was the best documentary about street-level politics since Marshall Curry's Street Fight," Jason Mojica, executive producer, Vice Documentary Films, said in a statement.
"We at Vice closely followed the filmmakers and the censorship battle over the film over the past few months. Vice will always champions independent filmmakers fighting for freedom of expression," said Mojica.
"We're bringing An Insignificant Man to our audience around the world because we think it's a highly relevant film for anyone who sees problems in their own political systems and has the impulse to get personally involved in trying to change things."
"For the first time ever in the history of Indian cinema, a film will show exactly what goes on behind closed doors of a political party. Vice has led the content market when it comes to serious non-fiction work," said Anand Gandhi of Memesys Lab, the studio behind the film.
According to the makers, the 95 minutes long film has been painstakingly distilled from 400 hours of real behind-the-scenes footage shot through a year.
Through the film one can witness heated arguments, inside jokes, campaign strategies and the true events and ideologies that led to the birth of the newest political party in India--the AAP.
The film has already garnered critical acclaim across the globe after being screened at various international film festivals. The biopic has been nominated for several prestigious international awards and has won one of them till now.