In New York arrives a violent and angry man imprisoned by his brutal past, Mohammed Husain. His mission – to kidnap and kill a peaceful Muslim scholar, Fareed Rahmani.
On the other side of the world, Leela Singh, a homosexual girl in New Delhi, kidnaps her bisexual lover, Sakhi Taylor. Her mission – to marry her lover and live happily ever after.
In a brutal struggle of identities against unfreedom, four characters, in two of the world’s largest cities, come face to face with most gruesome acts of torture and violence. The choices they make when they are most cornered in life, expose the blemished reality of contemporary world.
Written and directed by Kumar, the film stars Victor Banerjee (A Passage to India, Meherjaan), Bhanu Uday (Monsoon), Bhavani Lee, Preeti Gupta, Seema Rahmani (Good Night Good Morning, Loins of Punjab Presents), Ankur Vikal (Slumdog Millionaire, TV Series: India), Samrat Chakrabarti (Midnight’s Children, The Waiting City, Walkaway), and Adil Hussain (Life of Pi, Gangor, English Vinglish).
Recently, the movie Unfreedom was banned in India by the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which rendered much of its content too controversial for general audiences. Homosexuality was criminalized in India in 2013 and incidents of rape have been escalating. In addition, for more than a decade, India has been mired in the politics of religious violence between Hindus and Muslims.
Unfreedom is a hard-hitting attempt to show the intertwined relationships of religion, violence, sexuality, and intolerance.