A mother navigates her daughter through the abandoned crevices of her childhood home. Memories from her past eventually direct her to an incident from a riot-stricken Delhi of 1984; a critical time in the history of the Sikhs and her family, as sentiments ablaze and perspectives that were left unheard of are brought to light. Anekantvad, as the word so means, is a film that tries to ascertain that truth is multifold and can be seen from multiple facets.
What started off as an exploration of what it would be like to have one’s characters visit a, now abandoned, home of their past, eventually found it to weave together a narrative consisting of significant events for the Sikh community. Growing up in urban Kolkata, West Bengal, India, I often found cultural association unimportant and imposed. By fictionalising events, stories and incidents I’d heard of, the film serves to be an initial step for me to understand and acknowledge my culture and religion’s significance, heritage and the associated sentiments.