In this charmingly made film, a young Indian filmmaker, who has been living in Europe for many years, returns to India to document the 2019 election. As he moves around the country, his footage reveals the fundamental flaws and fissures in India’s majoritarian version of democracy, as well as the vast economic gulf that separates him and his privileged family from those he interviews. And so, what begins as a somewhat naively enthusiastic celebration of his homeland briskly, transforms into a more critical take on things, as it is revealed that Gandhi’s vision of a democratic, pluralist and secular India is in the process of being rapidly reversed by Narendra Modi and his Hindu-nationalist BJP party.
Turning the camera lens inwards into his family, he tracks the mundane and the eventful as his family refuses to talk politics while maintaining their golf routines. Ripe with light moments of hilarity and the eye for the absurd in everyday life, the film raises profound questions.
From its very first minutes, Don't Worry About India announces itself as a deeply honest film. (...) The film is thus built around a triple narrative: the filmmaker's disillusionment with his idealized vision of India, an observation of the country's political situation, and a portrait of its inhabitants.
Containing plenty of concern about the future, in spite of its title, Don’t Worry About India is both a vivid travelogue and a highly personal story. Fascinating