Hyderabadi's on the Rocks; What the Rocks mean to us

HUSSAIN & ABIDA (PART 1)

Hussain is a watchman and Abida is a housemaid in Banjara Hills

NAZNEEN (PART 1)

Nazneen is a homemaker

K LALITA

Dr. K. LALITA Founder-president of India’s first women’s activist group, the Progressive Organisation of Women, and founder-coordinator and currently Secretary, Anveshi – Research Center of Women’s Studies

K Lalitha’s family came to Hyderabad in the early 1960’s. She remembers walking through rocky wilderness from the main road to her childhood home in Vidyanagar. Today the change is unimaginable and the city is dying. The rocks showcased in our film remind her of the Hyderabad that was. If they survive, she feels the film would have achieved its mission.

M.M. PALLAM RAJU

M.M Pallam Raju (born 24 January 1962) is an Indian politician and the former Union Minister for Human Resources Development in the Central Government. He is a member of the 9th, 14th and 15th Lok Sabha of India.

He rues the destruction of Hyderabad’s ancient and unique natural rock formations. He urges that the conservation of this heritage must go hand in hand with the march of progress.

RAMA DEVI RAYAPUDI

Rama Devi Rayapudi would climb and play hide and seek among the rocks near her home as a child. Sadly, they are now gone. Replaced by buildings and flat

HUSSAIN & ABIDA (PART 2)

Hussain is a watchman and Abida is a housemaid in Banjara Hills

NAZNEEN (PART 2)

Nazneen is a homemaker

A.V. AMBIKA

AV Ambika is an activist, school teacher, theatre artist, singer and documentary film maker.

She nostalgically recalls the chai hangout of Osmania University – the ‘Banda Canteen’. The big flat rock bore witness to student activism and played host to George Reddy, the student leader of the 1960’s.

AZAD GREWAL RAJAN

Azad Grewal Rajan, A nine year old photography buff.

 

He sees rocks nowhere, except in his school. Fortunately, his school “thinks about things”, so he gets to climb some rocks.