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A teller of uneasy stories: I want to make honest films, says Onir

His latest film has run into a wall but Onir, the director who says it as it is, is forging on with projects on a subject less discussed

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Chintan Girish Modi 



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Illustration: Binay Sinha

I am waiting at the Leaping Windows café in Versova, Mumbai, for filmmaker Onir, whose claim to fame is My Brother…Nikhil (2005) — a sensitively made film about a gay swimming champion in Goa who faces rejection and violence when he is diagnosed with HIV — and the National Award winning I Am (2010), which engages with subjects like child sexual abuse, sperm donation, the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits, and police brutality against gay men.

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First Published: Fri, February 25 2022. 23:18 IST

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