Accepted Paper:

Much Ado About Knotting  


Geetika Narang Abbasi
Anandana Kapur

Paper short abstract:

Matchmaking is both India's favourite pastime as well as a national obsession. 'Much Ado About Knotting' is a lighthearted chronicle of the predicament of getting married that almost every Indian faces.

Paper long abstract:

Born into a society obsessed with marriages, a young girl, a not-so-young man and an NRI (Non-Resident Indian) 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 melee 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 lighthearted chronicle of this very predicament that almost every Indian faces.

Directed by: Geetika Narang Abbasi and Anandana Kapur

Produced by: Rajiv Mehrotra (for Public Service Broadcasting Trust)

Director of Photography: Yasir Abbasi

Music: Ashhar Farooqui

Edited by: Geetika Narang Abbasi

Country: India

Year of Production: 2012

Running Time: 55 minutes

Language(s): English and Hindi

Subtitles: English

Colour/Black & White: Colour

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Sound: Stereo

Panel P53
Film Programme