Dharavi Ka Dada Kaun?

World's Largest Real Estate Scam in the Making

The Documentary

Who's Dharavi’s Boss? | Documentary Film

Dharavi, Asia’s largest shanty-town, made famous by the movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and home to nearly a million people, is slated for demolition and redevelopment by a consortium headed by the Adani Group. What does this mean for Dharavi’s residents? Who will be re-housed and at what cost? How many hundreds of thousands of people will become homeless and jobless?

Dharavi is a major manufacturing centre, with leather-workers, textile manufacturers, artisans, pottery workers, caterers, embroiderers, recycling businesses and deliveries that service the rest of Mumbai. What will happen to the hundreds of thousands of current residents and workers of Dharavi who have been deemed ineligible for housing in the revamped Dharavi?

People are fighting back against the government and Adani. This video shows their fighting spirit. They ask ‘who's the boss of Dharavi?’ Their campaign slogan is ‘remove Adani, save Dharavi’.


Dharavi Ka Dada Kaun: English version

Dharavi, one of the world's largest slums and densely-populated areas, located in the heart of Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, is being sought to be redeveloped on an unprecedented scale. The contract to redevelop Dharavi has been given to the Adani group, headed by Gautam Adani, one of the world's richest men who is close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Opposition politicians allege that rules were tweaked to favour the Adani group. An estimated 500,000 residents are considered "illegal" and would be displaced. Many residents of Dharavi oppose the redevelopment project. We spoke to dozens of individuals to put together this 43-minute documentary film, which includes two original music videos.


धारावी का दादा कौन: Hindi version

भारत की वित्तीय और मनोरंजन राजधानी मुंबई के मध्य में स्थित, दुनिया की सबसे बड़ी झुग्गी-झोपड़ियों और घनी आबादी वाले क्षेत्रों में से एक, धारावी को अभूतपूर्व पैमाने पर पुनर्विकास करने की कोशिश की जा रही है। धारावी के पुनर्विकास का ठेका अडानी समूह को दिया गया है, जिसके प्रमुख गौतम अडानी हैं, जो दुनिया के सबसे अमीर व्यक्तियों में से एक हैं और प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी के करीबी हैं। विपक्षी नेताओं का आरोप है कि अडानी समूह को लाभ पहुंचाने के लिए नियमों में फेरबदल किया गया। अनुमान है कि 5 लाख निवासियों को "अवैध" माना जाएगा और उन्हें विस्थापित किया जाएगा। धारावी के कई निवासी पुनर्विकास परियोजना का विरोध कर रहे हैं। हमने दर्जनों लोगों से बात करके 43 मिनट की यह डॉक्यूमेंट्री फिल्म बनाई है, जिसमें दो मूल संगीत वीडियो भी शामिल हैं।