Chikka Dodda Art Lab i.e. ‘small big art lab’ is a Bangalore based ‘indie’ art and activism lab founded by Pranav Patadiya and Satchit Puranik. While Pranav works with Cloudtail, he also pursues theatre. Satchit is a multilingual writer, theatre maker & film maker with work in around 9 languages, and over a thousand shows across a dozen countries.
Mard Hamdard / Male Empath is a collage film which builds onto the footage of other Hindustani films (Mainstream Bombay cinema & beyond) to decode, demystify and deconstruct the portrayals of (non) toxic masculinity (ies) in 107 years of Indian cinema. The essay documentary revives a humane, progressive, vulnerable, and most importantly, empathic look at the Indian Male on celluloid.
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