The story of India’s first practicing lady doctor, social rebel and medical pioneer who paved the way for a fight against gender discrimination. Dr. Rukhmabai was an Indian woman who became one of the first practising woman doctors in colonial India.
She was also at the heart of a landmark legal case which led to the enactment of the Age of Consent Act, 1891.
Best Actress: Tannistha Chatterjee by Akhil Bhartiya Marathi Chitrapat Maha Mandal
Post Screening Discussion with Director Anant Mahadevan
Cast: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Bharat Dabholkar, Santosh Juvekar, Kavita Lad
Director: Ananth Narayan Mahadevan
Anant Mahadevan, is a screenwriter, actor, and director of Hindi and Marathi films and television serials in India. Having been an integral part of the Indian television serials and Hindi movies since the 1980s, he is also involved in the professional English and Hindi theatre. Ananth along with Sanjay Pawar received the National Award (2010) for the Best Screenplay and Dialogues for the successful Marathi movie Mee Sindhutai Sapkal. The film also fetched him the special jury award at the National Film awards 2010.
Language: Marathi (English Subtitles)
The story revolves around a young kid who prepares himself to act as a hero in Tagore’s acclaimed poem ‘Birpurush’(Hero) for his school’s annual cultural program. His hope gets shattered as he fails to get past the audition but the flare of Tagore’s thoughts remain within him. Such is the power or Tagore’s imagination that even a kid from the 21st century can relate to his dreams. The young kid continues to find a way to live this dream of becoming a Hero beyond the boundaries of literature. Although, his abilities as a kid is limited, he is brave enough to translate the dream to reality. Like Tagore, the story asks a question – ‘Why can’t such dreams be reality?’
Washington DC Premiere
Post Screening Discussion with Director Saurabh Chatterjee
Official Selection – 6th Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival 2017
Cast: Koneenica Bandyopadhyay, Debaprasad Haldar, Indrasis Acharya, Tanish Chakraborty
Director: Saurabh Chatterjee
Biography coming soon.
Language: Bengali (English Subtitles)