DOOSRA: India's Other Freedom Struggle

A girl and a country come of age, with cricket as the catalyst of change.

  • Abhinay Deo
    Delhi Belly, Blackmail
  • Matt Graham
    The Untold History of the United States
  • Zak Shaikh Shaikh
  • Agnello Dias
  • Plabita Borthakur
    Key Cast
    Lipstick Under My Burkha
  • Ankur Vital
    Key Cast
    Slumdog Millionaire
  • Priyanka Chopra Jonas
    Producer - Purple Pebble Pictures
    The White Tiger, The Sky is Pink, Evil Eye
  • Steven Cantor
    Producer - StickFigure Productions
    Blood Ties: The Life and Work of Sally Mann
  • Jamie Schutz
    Producer - StickFigure Productions
  • Masha Sajdeh
  • Mary Rohlich
    Executive Producer - Purple Pebble Pictures
  • Jonathan T. Baker
    Executive Producer
    Sylvie’s Love, The Banker, Crown Heights
  • Rohan Sajdeh
    Executive Producer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Feature
  • Genres:
    Drama, Sports, LGBTQIA, Foreign
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 13 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,750,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Language:
    English, Hindi
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Abhinay Deo

An award-winning Indian director. Received 2012 Filmfare Debutant Director for Delhi Belly— a hinglish cult film for Aamir Khan Productions, ranked most successful movie of the year. Latest film Blackmail, featuring Irfan Khan released in April 2018.

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Director Statement

We are excited for you to view Doosra and find an uplifting freedom story that takes-on social prejudices of race, gender and sexuality in a fresh groundbreaking format.

Doosra is a bold film both in its subject and its treatment. Set in India at the turn of the millennium with cricket as the centerpiece for cultural change, the film uses both narrative and documentary styles to weave together two storylines – one played out by the Indian cricket team under the harsh glare of the national spotlight using archival footage and interviews; the other a deeply private story of a defiant young girl using fictional narrative.

The juxtaposition of documentary and narrative are intentional to the story and convey the public-private world we live in and are influenced by every day. Through this experimentation we use archival footage, interviews, scripted and narrative as complementary rather than alternative styles, blurring the boundaries and creating an intricate mosaic of parallel stories.