Producer and Director, Agneya singh:
Agneya Singh is an Indian filmmaker, producer and screenwriter. He dabbled in photography through school and initially started out as a documentary filmmaker in New Delhi. He signed up at PSBT [Public Service Broadcasting Trust] and subsequently began to explore the narrative structures in storytelling. In 2007, after he graduated from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, inspired by the narrative form he started writing the screenplay of his debut feature, M Cream. It follows the life of four rebellious college students who set about on a journey in pursuit of a mythical form of hash. A journey that transforms them and makes them confront their inner rebellions. The film stars Imaad Shah, Ira Dubey, Tam Alter and Barry John.
M Cream follows the life of four rebellious Delhi University students who embark on a road trip to Himachal Pradesh in search of a mythical form of pure hash. What sparked the idea of the script in particular?
It became obvious to me, over a period of time, that there was something markedly unusual about my generation. Therefore, the core idea of the script; exploring the myriad forms of rebellion indicative of India today, served to present a portrait of said generation. I began to notice a burgeoning form of radicalization among my peers that I had never anticipated in my wildest dreams. I grew up in the ‘90s; the height of the commercial bubble, wherein the whole world was coated in pop candy gloss and it was ‘cool’ to be superficial. It is with great relief that I am able to declare that my generation is the one to have provided a backlash against that cult of passivity and every day the voices of dissent are growing in unison. It became clear to me that winds of change were in swing and that the youth of today were finally beginning to form a vanguard of rebellion against a hypocritical and oppressive social order.
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