Date(s) - 23/11/2016
Born into a society obsessed with marriages, a young girl, a not-so-young man and an NRI couple are compelled by tradition to look for matches via classifieds, matchmaking bureaus and websites. Confronted with innumerable criteria that determine who is acceptable and who isn’t, they question themselves and their choices. As they introspect, the mêlée of the matchmaking industry continues. At every turn, there are service providers who are ready to snoop, style and solicit potentials on their behalf. People are searching for the ideal one endlessly and the oft-heard question is – When are you getting married? ‘Much Ado About Knotting’ is a light-hearted chronicle of this predicament that almost every Indian faces. This is a documentary about the wedding in India and social pressure. The quality of implementation is not exceptional, but it brings a wide variety of stories, and above all, it is neither dramatic nor stigmatizing and done with humor.
Born and brought up in Delhi, Geetika pursued advertising after completing her graduation in English Literature from Delhi University. Soon, her love for films led her to filmmaking. Having worked on various formats – from documentaries to TV commercials, she ventured into independent filmmaking with her first short fiction, the award winning, Good Night. Subsequently, she has edited and directed several documentaries that have been recognised and showcased nationally and internationally.
Anandana is an independent filmmaker and social scientist based in Delhi. She has previously worked in broadcast television and is a published author on Media, Art and Gender. She conducts lectures on Cinema and Culture for exchange students from US, Canada and Europe and is a wiki-educator. She has directed the critically acclaimed and award winning documentary The Great Indian Jugaad. Anandana likes to travel, photograph and collect folklore.