Onir is an Indian filmmaker, editor, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for his film My Brother…Nikhil, based on the life of Dominic d'Souza, starring Sanjay Suri. Nikhil was one of the first mainstream Hindi films to deal with AIDS and same-sex relationships. He won the Indian National Film Awards for Best Film (Hindi) for the anthology "I AM" in 2011. I AM is considered one of the first and largest crowdfunded and crowdsourced films through social media in India. The film dealt with single motherhood, child sexual abuse, displacement, and LGBTQI rights. His last release was "Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz" which is currently streaming on Netflix. "Every film has a message, progressive or regressive, I would like to be associated with progressive ones!" says National Award-winning Filmmaker Onir who has been associated with films which deal with complex human relationships, social taboos, human and LGBTQI rights.
Kubbra Sait, Apurva Asrani, Onir in conversation with Renil Abhraham