Is it too much to Ask?

Film Language : English/Tamil

Film Category :

Film Type : Competition

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Director : Leena Manimekalai

Director: Leena Manimekalai is an independent filmmaker, poet and an actor. Her works include five published poetry anthologies and several films- documentary, fiction and experimental poem films. After a brief period as an Assistant Director with mainstream filmmakers and an intensive experience as a television producer and anchor, in 2002 Leena Manimekalai made her first short documenatary film Mathamma. Leena's first feature film Sengadal completed production in 2011.

Synopsis:Is it too much to ask, follows the journey of two friends Smile and Glady - looking for a rental apartment in Chennai and the obstacles and social stigma they encounter for being single and transgendered. Their identity renders them helpless before the caste ridden, feudal and patriarchal landlords of the city, who by denying them their apartments, deny them existence too. But Smile and Glady face every day as it comes with much grace, humor and an unrelenting positivity. They turn their anger and frustrations into songs, dance, plays and their work of art continues to supply them the hope to live.


Cast: Living Smile Vidya, Glady Angel

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