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In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones

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The screenplay of this moving, funny and unusual film is published here for the first time, together with over thirty stills and a witty, nostalgic preface in which Arundhati Roy writes about the making of the film, its relevance today and its significance in the development of her art and her politics.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published 2003 by Penguin Books India
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Kunal Sen
Oct 31, 2011 Kunal Sen rated it really liked it
Among Indian films, Pradip Kishen's 'In which Annie gives it those ones' and Anurag Kashyap's 'Paanch' are perhaps the two most famous 'lost films' of all time.

While Anurag Kashyap's new found muscle (or clout) might miraculously help 'Paanch' still bulldoze (or sneak past) the censors and get its elusive mainstream release, 'In which Annie..', on the other hand, seems condemned (and content) to remain lost in the Doordarshan archives, screened just once on the national television more than twe
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Udaya
Aug 03, 2011 Udaya added it
This came highly recommended and did justice to the "you'll really enjoy it" tag, because I did. Arundhati Roy writes people, from a view just a bit inside them - not to be groatsq or anything, but it makes for sharp yet light tragicomedy. The play was hilarious, shining with the vibrancy of many characters all sticking awry from a seriously bizarre book. Its just what college life was like - small islands of righteous indignation amid the sea of indifference we call the university years.

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Dr. Ansh
Jun 16, 2015 Dr. Ansh rated it it was amazing
Finally I read a screenplay for the first time. Though it seemed a bit boring at the beginning, all-in-all it was an interesting read. Though Arundhati Roy didn't have much space for the bombastic lines and obscure analogies, which she makes up for with a smooth and humorous plot.
I used to think that this book, being out of print, is one of those rare ones but later I got to know that the book (and the movie) is quite famous among the architecture students of the country, for the obvious reason
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Em
Mar 03, 2011 Em rated it really liked it
I loved this book - a screen play of a relatively unknown arty type film released in India in the late eighties, actually. The main theme is a group of senior architect students in a remote architectural college in North India ( I presume). All the characters were eccentric and funny, there was a quaint mix of English and various Indian languages, a few predictably unpredictable characters, a stereotype Principal, adding to it all the tense final months before exams. I usually hate screen plays ...more
K Yuan
Jun 27, 2011 K Yuan rated it it was ok
Lots of Hindi and Punjabi transliteration written without English translation, you're better off watching the movie on Youtube.

Having said that, I highly recommend the movie. A definite change from the usual big Bollywood blockbusters, and as Roy weaves a intricate portrait of life as an architecture student, or more accurately, a university student. While you can't help feeling abit dazed and dreamy through the movie, the melodramatic climax fits the movie well enough for captions to explain th
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A unique read!!
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Arundhati Roy is an Indian writer who is also an activist who focuses on issues related to social justice and economic inequality. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her novel, The God of Small Things, and has also written two screenplays and several collections of essays.

For her work as an activist she received the Cultural Freedom Prize awarded by the Lannan Foundation in 2002.

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