Ask the Sexpert

Dr. Mahinder Watsa answers readers’ sex-related questions in the Indian newspaper Mumbai Mirror. The razor-sharp 93-year-old doctor offers sex education to the uninformed and chooses to ignore the conservative view. Ask the Sexpert is a documentary about Watsa.

India is one of the world’s most contradictory countries when it comes to sex education. On the one hand, there’s the sensual, erotic-philosophical Kama Sutra, while on the other some schools have banned sex education altogether.

Even though sex education causes controversy in India, Watsa has decided to call things by their proper names. The clear-eyed doctor who won’t bow down to anyone still offers consulting, because who, if not him, would offer help to those who need it.

The elderly protagonist charms with his openness and frankness: when a friend of the sex guru suggests he write a new book and asks what the book could be called, Watsa answers: ”I’m normal, and that’s normal”. Nothing seems to baffle this former gynaecologist turned daily columnist, who began his career in sex therapy back in 1976.

This documentary by Mumbai-born director Vaishali Sinha is a societal portrayal of India tinged with humour – and of Watsa, who has a sincere mission.

Hannamari Shakya / Translation: Ulrika Sundelin

Language: English, Hindi
Subtitles: English

  • Director: Vaishali Sinha
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2017
  • Length: 75 min
  • Age limit: null
  • Cinematography: Anup Singh
  • Editing: Myles Kane, Ashish Ravinran
  • Production: Vaishali Sinha and Mridu Chandra / Coast to Coast Films


  • Cinema Sõprus: Friday, 02.02 - 20:00