Agneya Singh is an Indian filmmaker and screenwriter. He is often identified with the revolutionary new wave of Indian cinema. Starting out as a documentary filmmaker in New Delhi, he subsequently began to explore narrative structures in story telling. Focusing as a director and cinematographer, Agneya has worked on a multitude of subjects in both documentary and narrative film. These works provide radical commentaries on various aspects of society and polity. Indeed the notion of rebellion and the idea of protest are recurring themes in his body of work. His short films and videos have been screened at several film festivals and media showcases. A graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, Agneya has only recently directed his first feature film entitled M Cream. Shot on location in India, the film has received several international awards including the ‘Best Feature Film’ at the Rhode Island International Film Festival.
A motley crew of university students set out on a journey in pursuit of a mythical form of hash, confronting a series of encounters that begin to unravel the myriad realities of rebellion.
FIGS is the typical cynic one finds lurking in the expansive lawns of Delhi University. Entangled in a web of drugged out delirium, he’s the quintessential rebel. His world is thrown into disarray when his conservative parents begin to chalk out a strategy for his future. Things only become worse when a sudden scarcity of hash deprives Figs of his favorite pastime. Unable to cope with the situation, Figs joins forces with his best friend MAGGIE on a quest to attain M Cream, a mythical form of hash. They hastily devise a plan to trek to the far reaches of the Himalayas in pursuit of this goal. Maggie ropes in her boyfriend NIZ, who’s purportedly headed to the hills on a photo assignment. Unbeknownst to Figs, the trio is joined by JAY, a close friend of Niz. Chaos ensues as the reckless travelers journey across the Himalayan expanse. The road trip results in a series of unexpected encounters that begin to unravel the myriad realities of rebellion. Difficult choices are made and uncomfortable sides are taken as Figs and the others begin to comprehend the mysterious ways of the world we live in.