‘Headhunting to Beatboxing’ Premieres at IFFM 2024


Renowned music maestro AR Rahman has ventured into documentary production with ‘Headhunting to Beatboxing,’ which is set to premiere at the upcoming Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) in 2024. This documentary, directed by Rohit Gupta and produced by AR Rahman, promises to be a highlight of the festival, where it is also in the running for the best documentary film award.

Expressing his excitement about the premiere, AR Rahman shared, “The film is very special to us, as it throws light on the beautiful state of Nagaland and highlights the rich cultural and musical history it contains. Rohit and I are looking forward to the premiere and showcasing it to the audiences in Melbourne.”

‘Headhunting to Beatboxing’ delves into the captivating journey of rhythm and sound in Nagaland, tracing the evolution of music through various cultures, tribes, and generations. The documentary explores everything from the ancient traditions of headhunting tribes to the contemporary musical renaissance in Nagaland.

Director Rohit Gupta also expressed his excitement about the film’s screening at IFFM, stating, “We are honored to be selected in competition at IFFM. I feel the narrative holds global relevance, along with the incredible healing power of music. The film has been painstakingly made over 5 years and I am excited to see the audience’s reactions to it and for them to explore the rich cultural and musical tapestry of Nagaland. Especially to hear a completely new sound coming from India.”

Mitu Bhowmick Lange, the Festival Director of IFFM, commented on the documentary’s selection, saying, “When we saw the documentary, we knew there was something special about it. We are delighted to have the world premiere of the film at IFFM and have Dr. Rahman and filmmaker Rohit Gupta present it to our audiences.”

IFFM 2024 is scheduled to take place from August 15 to August 25, promising a vibrant showcase of films, including the highly anticipated premiere of ‘Headhunting to Beatboxing.’

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