Indian director Sudhanshu Saria, who competed at PÖFF with his debut film “Loev”, is back. While in his previous film, Sudhanshu strived to tell a story of the problems of the gay minority through a romantic love story, now he has found inspiration from the untraditionally strong Indian women and their desire to themselves decide on their life in the wave of the #MeToo initiative.
This time, it’s not a simple case of harassment, but rather a passionate desire of a rational young woman to herself shape her life. Her decisions are influenced by a blinding wish to prove to her mother that she needs no one’s help. Through painful experiences in which the viewers intimately partake, she instead comes to understand her mother. The role of a new type of a modern Indian woman is superbly played by the Indian rising star Radhika Madan, who plays the title role.
The film features Sohum Shah, an important producer and actor of Indian cinema alongside beloved Bollywood superstar Pooja Bhatt. The film also features a completely original album with songs composed by Vishal Mishra with lyrics by Anvitaa Dutt Guptan, both of whom have composed and created songs for some of the biggest blockbusters in Bombay cinema.
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Filmograafia Loev (Arrrrmastus, PÖFF 2015), Sanaa (2022)
Grand Prix for The Best Film, grant of 20 000 euros from the city of Tallinn