Ruchika Muchhala - Work Portfolio

  1. Footage from various documentaries and shorts by Ruchika Muchhala.
    Poem excerpts from "Revolutionary Dreams" by Nikki Giovanni.

    ruchikamuchhala.com
    2016

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  2. “Beyond Bollywood” is a feature documentary filmed over a period of four years, that follows the journeys of four characters working on the fringes of the worlds’ biggest film industry.

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  3. The Great Indian Wedding is the Great Indian Obsession, on par with the other two things that possess the country’s imagination; Cricket and Film. The Great Indian wedding is the film that India stars in, written and directed by the participants, produced to the best of their abilities. Forty percent of the world’s marriages take place in India. Of them, a staggering ninety percent are Arranged. The Arranged Marriage is a unique glimpse of modern India’s concerns: class, economics, status. Our story follows three young women and their journey through the Great Indian Marriage Bazaar.

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  4. Ojas is a successful makeup artist who has worked with virtually every famous Bollywood actress in the last two decades. Being the brand ambassador for L’Oreal and regularly appearing in the press, she represents the inner world of Bollywood and speaks with great insight about the industry and how it works. Ojas, who is quite a diva, manages to fulfil all the duties of the traditional and only Gujarati son. She pays the bills, lives with her parents, and in fact, her father plays the role of the accountant who sets aside a monthly ‘allowance’ for Ojas. With a hectic work schedule and globe-trotting for bridal make-up jobs, she strives to earn and save money and find a sense of home, within within the world of Bollywood, and subsequently, within herself.

    Beyond Bollywood film - beyondbollywood.net/

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  5. This is the opening scene of "The Great Indian Marriage Bazaar", 2012 Silver Award for Best Asian Social Issues Documentary Film, New York Television Awards.

    In the middle of a family wedding, documentary filmmaker, Ruchika is put on the spot as her aunts poke at her about 'mission son-in-law'. As the pressure mounts, Ruchika navigates through the 'marriage bazaar' by giving a quirky and profoundly raw first-hand account of the process. The film also explores the various businesses and middle-men involved in the process such as matrimonial websites, agents and private investigators. As India is the home to 40 percent of the world's marriages, of which 90 percent of these are arranged, the film intertwines the process of an arranged marriage by following two brides-to-be: Sonali, a police woman from a working class and Preeti, a middle-class family-oriented girl who is interested in finding a match from her specific ethnic community. Through these stories, the film looks at the modern-day crisis urban Indian women face when thrown into the great 'marriage bazaar'.
    Co-Directors: Ruchika Muchhala & Faiza Ahmad Khan
    Website -- thirdkulture.net/#!marriage-bazaar/c1tru

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Ruchika Muchhala - Work Portfolio

Ruchika Muchhala

A collection of the video works of Ruchika Muchhala, Founder of Third Kulture Media [thirdkulture.net]

Ruchika is a third culture kid – of Indian roots, born and raised in Indonesia and Singapore, based in New York City.
As the founder of Third…


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A collection of the video works of Ruchika Muchhala, Founder of Third Kulture Media [thirdkulture.net]

Ruchika is a third culture kid – of Indian roots, born and raised in Indonesia and Singapore, based in New York City.
As the founder of Third Kulture Media, she produces non-fiction content, and combines her knowledge in systems thinking and communications strategy to curate and create meaningful and engaging content that connect us to our environment and our humanity.

Ruchika has nine years of experience as a non-fiction television director, producer, as well as experience as a digital producer and content strategist. Asides from her expertise in production and content strategy, she is passionate about participatory media and has trained citizen journalists and facilitated several community media workshops internationally.

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