An Insignificant Man

Bertha Journalism


Anand Gandhi, Khushboo Ranka & Vinay Shukla


Khushboo Ranka & Vinay Shukla


Production support


A political drama chronicling the spectacular rise of Arvind Kejriwal from an activist to a controversial vigilante-politician, An Insignificant Man follows the birth of the newest political force in India - The Common Man's Party (AAP).

In the background of the people's protests that shook the world in the last few years, there is only one group of protestors that actually formed a political party, and won elections – and it is in India.

When the government refused to listen to their demands for a strong anti-corruption law, Arvind Kejriwal and other activists from Indian Anti-Corruption Movement decided to form a political party. With unprecedented access, Proposition for a Revolution follows the Aam Aadmi Party (Common Man’s Party) from its formation in 2012 to its first election in December 2013. The narrative unfolds like a political thriller, exposing an entrenched nexus of power, violently resistant to change. In the process, Kejriwal himself is tested against his own ideals. An underdog drama set in a time of great political turmoil, the debutante AAP takes on one of the oldest political parties the world – Mahatma Gandhi’s Congress Party. Kejriwal tries to navigate the tension between hope and pragmatism, between idealism and politics. Can Kejriwal overcome his own shortcomings and convince people that he is the clean politician they need?