It Happens Only In India’ is a documentary film that explores what it means to be a man or a woman, a boy or a girl in India. The film delves into the deep-rooted gender stereotypes that have a profound impact on Indian society and personal identity. It offers a thought-provoking insight into the complex and often contradictory attitudes towards gender diversity in one of the world’s most populous countries.
This film is a product of the ‘It Happens Only In India’ shorts competition, a collaboration between two leading news sources, Scroll.in and DW. The competition invited filmmakers from all over India to showcase their unique perspectives on Indian culture and lifestyle. This documentary is a rich tapestry of visual storytelling that documents the diverse experiences of people across the country. It challenges viewers to rethink longstanding assumptions about Indian society and raises important questions about the future of gender equality in this rapidly changing nation.