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 the disguise

sunday, September 29, 2019 at 2:15pm

Program #19

The Disguise is an intimate film about the lives of two women in London. One is conservative, holding on to her native symbols and customs, while the other is liberal and assimilated into the western world. One day, an incident on the road, a hate crime, pushes matters to a head, and forces them to rethink their concepts of identity. 

This film makes no attempt to arrive at any answers, and instead just leaves some questions hanging: what is culture? What is integration? What is acceptance? And who decides how we choose to live? 

Meet the filmmakers

WRITER - Riya Mukherjee

DIRECTOR - Sandeep A. Varma

PRODUCER - Riya Mukherjee





Sandeep A. Varma

Sandeep A. Varma is an award winning filmmaker. As a writer, director and producer he’s won multiple accolades and recognitions. His feature film Manjunath won the Ramnath Goenka Award for cinematic excellence & the best screenplay award at the Screen Awards 2015 apart from being nominated for the Best Debut Director Award.

His short film, The Virgins, has crossed 14 millions views since its release in 2016. It has been felicitated at several festivals including Jio Filmfare, Delhi Shorts International & Noida International. 

Sandeep has also written & directed Kahanibaaz, starring Ashish Vidyarthi, for Royal Stag Large Shorts. 

Apart from his filmmaking career, Sandeep is an experienced entrepreneur. He is the managing director of Icomo, a Mumbai based boutique creative agency. He has recently co-founded Filmboard Movies, a film & tech based start-up that seeks to revolutionize the way content is created in this country. 

An engineering degree from BITS PILANI, an MBA from FMS, along with rich corporate work experience, allow Sandeep to straddle these various roles with acumen and ease.