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Film Language : Hindi
Film Category :
Film Type : Showcase
Director: Leena Yadav
About Director:Leena Yadav’s journey in film started with Shabd in 2005. She has written and directed the film, which closely explores the psychology of love, marriage, creativity and freedom. Teen Patti (2010) is Leena’s second film as a director and writer. Set in India and England, it stars two of the greatest living legends of our times – actor Amitabh Bachchan and Academy Award Winner Ben Kingsley. Her third feature, Parched, has won the prestigious ‘Impact Award’ at the Stockholm International Film Festival.
Synopsis: In an Indian village, three ordinary women begin to break free from century-old traditions that have kept them locked in servitude. Rani was married at the age of thirteen and became a widow at sixteen. Her life’s sole purpose since then has been to raise her son Gulab. Lajjo, Rani’s closest friend, is a child-woman, full of life. Lajjo’s “greatest failure,” is that she is infertile. One day she learns that men can be infertile too! Nothing is going to stop Lajjo from bearing a child now, not the fear of social banishment, nor the violent beatings of her drunk husband. Bijli is a dancer and a prostitute. In contrast to her colorful clothes Bijli’s life is shrouded in darkness for she knows she is reaching the end of her youth. One fateful night, in the lead-up to the Dussehra festival, the lives of these three women intertwine in the sandy by-lanes of the village. What happens next changes the trajectory of their lives forever.
Main Cast: Tannishtha Chaterjee, Radhika Apte, Surveen Chawla, Lehar Khan, Riddhi Sen, Mahesh Balraj, Chandan Anand, Adil Hussain