Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Lords of Lockdown’ premiers at NYIFF

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and Navin Shetty’s ‘Lords of Lockdown’ premiered at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) 2022 on May 7. The documentary film is centered on the nationwide lockdown in India in 2020 during the first coronavirus wave.

It chronicles four professionals, each from different walks of life that were instrumental during the pandemic: Ruben Mascarenhas from Khaana Chahiye, Washington Post journalist Rana Ayyub, Inspector General of Indian Railways AK Singh, and gynecologist Dr Aparna Hegde are a part of the documentary.

The documentary, as the name suggests, captures the wage gap and ground reality that the pandemic inflicted on Mumbai. Each of the professionals talk about the effect the lockdown had on people from different walks of life. Anurag Kashyap and Navin Shetty, along with director Mihir Fadnavis chronicle how India breathed during the six months of lockdowns amidst the pandemic.

Director Mihir Fadnavis called the film unique and said, “It was a visceral experience making this film, and thanks to the support of both my producers Anurag Kashyap and Navin Shetty we were able to make something thought-provoking and certainly unique. I hope those watching the film feel the emotional upheaval we had while making it.”


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