A number of bronzed Indian bodybuilders stand in a line, the man in front with his eyes closed.

About BIFF 2024: Tight + Q&A

Every muscle is pumped to perfection in this uplifting documentary. It follows young bodybuilder Aji, from South India, in his preparations to take on the northern musclemen and be crowned Mr India. Through Aji’s against-the-grain quest we witness a rapidly changing Indian society and the rise of this increasingly popular sport, where brotherhood and diversity are celebrated, and India’s first women bodybuilders are making an impact. The well-oiled biceps on show will inspire you to put down the parathas and head to the gym!

The screening will be followed by a live onstage Q&A with director Elliott Gonzo.

BIFF 2024 is sponsored by the Bagri Foundation.

Booking info

Duration includes trailers, adverts and any Q&A/panel. For events such as NT Live, Colour Box and Reel & Meal there will be minimal advertising. We do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy.

MAC’s cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI Film Audience Network and Film Hub Midlands.

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