An insignificant man: Biopic on Arvind Kejriwal to debut at Toronto film festival
A biopic on the spectacular rise of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in politics is set for debut at the Toronto film festival next month.
The biopic "An Insignificant Man" has been made by Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla and it portrays the journey of Arvind Kejriwaj from an IIT graduate to a taxman and then from an anti-corruption activist to fledgling politician up to the chief minister of Delhi.
The film is being promoted as portrayal of "Bernie Sanders of India".
What is interesting about this biopic is that it has been reportedly funded by National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), a government-run film body which reports to the information and broadcasting ministry. If true, the support by NFDC is interesting as it comes despite the fact that there is no love lost between Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi govt and Narendra Modi-led central govt.
However, there is no official confirmation from the I&B ministry in this regard.
The 90-minute film has been made after crunching around 400 hours of behind-the scenes footage shot over a year.
Around 400 hours of behind-the scenes footage shot over a year has been crunched into a 90-minute film. The makers promise a peak into ugly arguments as well as furious planning as India's newest party tried to find its feet in politics.
"We worked as ordinary citizens armed with the tools of journalism - a camera, a mic and curiosity," Vinay Shukla told a news agency.