Helmed by first time filmmakers Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla, An Insignificant Man has been creating ripples worldwide with its unconventional story line.
The film has been called “a new milestone in documentary cinema”.
A non-fiction political drama chronicling the rise of the Aam Aadmi Party, with nuanced reflection, is the breakout film at the Toronto International Film Festival, this year.
“It&’s an extraordinary film”, the festival artistic director Cameron Bailey said. “Taking a rightful place alongside other great modern political documentaries such as The Revolution Will Not Be Televised and The Square, An Insignificant Man is a vivid document of India’s fascinating political process.”
From journalists calling it the “best documentary since the (Oscar winning classic) Streetfight” to being certain of it being a serious Oscar contender, itself, the Canadian social media has been abuzz with tweets and posts celebrating the film.
Twitter has had people vouching for the film, here’s a sneak peek:
@shekharkapur: "World Premiere of @aimthemovie at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival. Not to be missed! Tickets here:http://ln.is/goo.gl/huLGF @Memewala"
@nataliealcoba :An Insignificant Man is a fantastic political film @TIFF_NET Rs incredible access Rs chaotic, amplified drama, India style"
@elmodernisto: "Best politics doc I’ve seen since Streetfight!"
@AakankshaT: Go watch this. An riveting doc on the rise of Kejriwal. Incredible behind the scenes access. #TIFF16
@DilshadBurman: Kudos @aimthemovie! As an expat, it was emotional, eye opening, extremely well curated & well edited. HIGHLY recommended! #TIFF16Reviews
@JoshCawston: I usually never do @TIFF_NET but instead do @mmadnesstiff This year however I got the chance to go and see @aimthemovie I recommend it.
It seems that 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.
Produced by Anand Gandhi, it takes the viewers into the middle of heated arguments, inside jokes, campaign strategies and the true events and ideologies that inform the rhetoric, as we follow the birth of the newest political party in India – the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).