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Still from Shame was a Place Inside T&T: Works such as Shame Was a Place Inside and Pichla Varka both have influences of the documentary. What appeals to you about documentary-style filmmaking? With regard to Shame was a Place Inside was there a particular reason behind choosing voice overs as opposed to the one-on-one interview, as you did with Pichla Varka? PC: After making Pichla Varka, I can say that the nature and potential for something immediate and accidental is what draws me to the documentary style. It was purely by accident that I met our protagonist, Mr. Charan Das, while speaking with Mrs. Sunita, one of the characters in the film. And then his story about the house he owned in Amritsar became a very important part of the narrative around property, partition and patriarchy. Without that, the film might have fallen flat. If it were 75 Chaicopy | Vol. III | Issue I

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Chaicopy Yours Truly Issue Vol. 3 March 2019  

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