Norwegian director Tonje Gjevjon and Indian director Sanjay Sharma are pushing boundaries in the movie industry with their new film Dunno Y 2 – Life Is A Moment.
After the success of their first movie Dunno Y – Na Kaane Kyun, Bollywood’s first mainstream LGBT film, “Live is a Moment,” as the film is referred to in short, is already pushing the script further than it’s predecessor.
A film like none other of its kind, Dunno Y 2 – Life is a Moment is a collaboration that crosses borders and disciplines. With the different artistic aspects the two directors bring from their own styles and nationalities, this film is sure to be a visible clash of cultural and societal norms.
The director duo describe the film as a visual journey of the multi-layered relationship between two men, something not typically shown in traditional Bollywood movies. “Life is a Moment” reveals the strength we as individuals can bring forward when love strikes, according to the film’s official website.
The film follows two male protagonists, Aryan from Pakistan and Ashley from India. The pair meet in a sauna for men in Norway just some days before Aryan is about to have his engagement party with his girlfriend Aisha. Through Aryan and Ashley’s instant connection the audience can see how humor, love and art can overcome the political and cultural differences between discrimination in Norway, India and Pakistan.
According to the film’s official website, Gjevjon and Sharma explain that because of the “different cultures, traditions, ways of thinking and working, this project has been a challenge for everyone involved.” Regardless of the stress and labor of the film taking place in three different locations, Gjevjon and Sharma still believe “This project has created film and art history.”
The first official mock ups of the promotional movie posters depict the main characters spoofing popular movie posters. The first poster is based on Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol classic Bollywood film Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. The second pays homage to the iconic “I’m flying” scene between Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Titanic. The last is a tribute to the most recent Bollywood hit Aashiqui 2.
Watch the movie trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=t5F26Y4TPqM
I really enjoyed this article. Before this class and even reading this article, I don’t think I would have ever been interested in watching a movie about an Indian and a Pakistani, but now I am interested!
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