Love in India

Documentary / Germany – India / 2009 / 58’ & 90’

  • Author:Q
  • Director:Q
  • DOP:Sunil, Hojo, Q
  • Editor:Nikon
  • World Sales:Deckert Distribution
  • Festivals:Hot Docs Toronto 2009, South Asian IFF New York 2009, asiaticafilmmediale Rome 2009, South Asian IFF San Francisco 2009, Sarajevo HRFF 2009

India is the birthplace of love. There‘s nowhere else in the world where so much is dedicated to the idolizing and immortalizing of the concept of romance. India was one of the first civilizations to recognize the human need for love and give cultural expression to that. Through history, poems have been written and engraved in stone, pictures have been painted and monuments erected, all of them in honour of romance. LOVE IN INDIA looks at how the concept of love has evolved and changed over the centuries. From the Kama Sutra to Shak Rukh Khan‘s Bollywood movies, the viewer is treated to a voyage of discovery looking into love‘s promises and deceptions right up to the modern day.

In co-production with Overdose (IN), Steps India (IN) and ZDF in association with arte, YLE (FI) and SBS (AU).