Raghu Rai is the father of Indian photography. His story is told by young Avani Rai, who has to fight for her own voice in the shadow of her father. For over fifty years, Raghu Rai has witnessed the transformation of India. An Unframed Portrait builds a historical narrative through Raghu Rai's photographs through time, as he tells some of his unique experiences that not only affected him deeply, but as important landmarks in the young yet crucial history of India. Raghu Rai has not only covered the life of the very ordinary Indians in cities and villages, during their sorrow and joy, but also the Bangladesh war and its liberation, the fall of the Soviet Union, turbulences in Kashmir, state of emergency 1975 under Indira Gandhi's reign - where his team was put in jail for not censoring their work, and also the death of Indira Gandhi and Mother Teresa, death of Pakistan's president Zia Ul Haq, Mother Teresa being awarded the bharat ratna, and many other historical events. Raghu Rai's ...Written by
To take a documentary and make you feel for the muse of the subject of the documentary as much as the subject itself isn't a small task. Raghu rai's muse is India. And Avani Rai captures the Essence of not just his story but also of hers. Of India's. And that's the strength of this film. Shot beautifully and simply with an ending frame that does justice to the family gene pool.
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