Drum Roles

  • Release Date: 2016
  • Director: Avi Anurag
  • Storyline: I am extremely passionate about drumming. My drum teacher (a professional musician), has often told me about how he enjoys playing Western musical styles like jazz, but professionally, is forced to play more popular styles (like Bollywood) in order to make a living. The fact that my teacher always helped me express myself in whatever styles I was fond of, but at the same time wasn’t free to express himself how he wanted to, intrigued me and inspired me to make this film. In the film, I have shown glimpses of his daily life, exploring the life of a musician in India. However, the focus of the film is split between the life of my teacher and my own introspections on the role that drumming plays in MY life. Thus, the title of the film implies the different ‘roles’ the drums play in both our lives, while also being a play on the popular technique, ‘drum roll,’
  • Country: India
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 17:11 mins

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