Two transwomen in Chennai go looking for a house to rent. ‘Is it Too Much To Ask? is aptly named

Nov 28, 2017 · 09:15 am Nandini Ramnath Closed doors and rejection await the characters from Leena Manimekalai’s documentary. Leena Manimekalai’s film mixes elements of fiction and documentary to recount the encounters between two transwomen and potential landlords in Chennai. Is

Two transwomen set out to find a house in Chennai. Watch their struggles in the short film ‘Is it Too Much to Ask?’

Sonaakshi Kohli Nov 28, 2017–highlights-the-struggles-of-transwomen-in-chennai-house-hunting-126784-2017-11-28 You’ve got to watch ‘Is it too Much to Ask?’.  Picture this: You’ve worked hard, made your savings, and set out to finally find your dream house for yourself—one with modular kitchen, with beautiful antique

‘Is It Too Much To Ask?’ Transgender People Ask. Do We Have Answers? by kunjila mascillamani  Leena Manimekalai’s short documentary poses many questions. Central government is moving towards a transgender bill [Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill] and transgender people are not happy with it. Some of the ideas propagated by Piyush

All over the Board

Parshathy J Nath AUGUST 14, 2017 13:51 IST UPDATED: AUGUST 14, 2017 15:38 IST Link: Leena Manimekalai Film under CBFC ire: Is It Too Much To Ask   My latest documentary is about two transwomen friends trying to find an apartment in

Mission impossible: Two transgender women on house hunting

Arya P Dinesh   |   Published: 22nd June 2017 07:00 PM Two talented actors with illustrious, decade-long careers. Yet, when it comes to finding a place to live, Living Smile Vidya and Angel Gladdy don’t seem to get a break.

Festival Censorship is Quite Dangerous, Fascist In Motives: Leena Manimekalai

While interacting with, Leena maintained that she stands in solidarity with the three banned films and filmmakers. Kriti Tulsiani | Updated:June 14, 2017, 12:53 PM IST A battle that filmmakers have been fighting and unfortunately, will continue to fight, is

அடுத்து என்ன?

நன்றி விகடன் தடம் படைப்பியக்கம் எனபது படைப்பதைவிட காத்திருத்தல் தான் என்று ஆழமாக நம்புகிறேன். படைப்பின் உன்னத தருணங்களை அந்தக் காத்திருப்பே பெற்றுத் தருகிறது. கதாபாத்திரங்களின் இசைவுக்காக, அவர்கள் பகிரும் வாழ்க்கையின் அதி அந்தரங்கத்  துண்டுகளுக்காக, கண்களில் நிறையும் நம்பிக்கைக்காக, ஈரம் கூடிய கைப்பற்றுதலுக்காக, ஒளிக்கீற்றுகளின் சாய்வுக்காக, இதயத்தின் அடுக்குகளில் இருந்து கிளம்பும் குரலுக்காக நான் காத்திருக்கிறேன்.கால

Bringing into focus a forgotten crisis

K. Ajith Kumar KOZHIKODE, MARCH 14, 2017 20:45 IST UPDATED: MARCH 16, 2017 19:10 IST Leena Manimekalai is all praise for women’s film fest held in Kozhikode In 2010, a cargo ship named Sun Sea landed in troubled waters in Canada. The ship, with

I am not interested in making a biopic of Kamala Das, says director Leena Manimekalai

Arya P Dinesh   |   Published: 16th March 2017 06:06 PM Kamala Das has been a recurring theme in many of artistic projects in Malayalam including the latest one Aami. Can you elaborate on your motivation behind pursuing an independent film on