A film that’s worthy of an Oscar even if its subject has misgivings
The documentary ‘Writing With Fire’ reveals much about media ideals and power equations in UP
This weekend, Writing With Fire may win an Academy Award in the category of documentaries and become the first Indian film to win this honour at the Oscars. Individuals, such as Satyajit Ray (for lifetime achievement), and Bhanu Athaiya, Resool Pookutty, Gulzar and A.R. Rahman (for specific films), have won the golden statue, but no Indian film has won yet.