Anticlock Films & PVR (Springboard Films) present I AM, an Indian anthology film by Onir. It consists of four short films: 'Omar', 'Afia', 'Abhimanyu', and 'Megha'. I AM is all set to release on 29th April 2011.
Directed by Onir and Produced by Sanjay Suri and Onir, I AM stars Juhi Chawla, Manisha Koirala, Rahul Bose, Nandita Das, Arjun Mathur, Abhimanyu Singh, Sanjay Suri, Anurag Kashyap, Purab Kohli, Shernaz Patel, Radhika Apte, Anurag Basu and Manav Kaul.
The music of this movie is given by Amit Trivedi, Vivek Philip and Rajiv Bhalla and lyrics is penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya, Amitabh Varma and Rajiv Bhalla.
I AM is about issues and dilemmas that bruise the modern Indian society. Unraveling and exploring these tribulations, the film unfolds many a tale of individuals struggling to find their identity, and uphold their dignity in a world that is callous, cold and unsympathetic.
Short in four different cities across India, I AM is a fusion of stories where the protagonists share a common dream - a desire to regain their lives. I AM AFIA is the story of a single woman who wants to experience motherhood. But she is afraid of the ticking clock, and unable to trust or even wait for a man, she decides to find that perfect donor who can give her the perfect child. Her search takes her through the underbelly of desire- desperation. I AM MEGHA, is a story of two friends - a Kashmiri pandit woman and a muslim woman - separated by conflict. Against the backdrop of the ethnic cleansing in Kashmir in the late 80's and early 90's, this story tells of loss of home and identity. I AM ABHIMANYU is the story of a child sexual abuse survivor. Most unfortunately, according to a survey conducted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and UNICEF, 53% of children in India are abused. I AM OMAR is a horrific tale of sexual discrimination; blackmail and prejudice is part of the torrid fabric. It reveals how the police use Article 377 (law under Indian Penal code which criminalizes homosexuality) to harass and blackmail gay men.