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In a rural Indian village, four ordinary women begin to throw off the traditions that hold them in servitude in this inspirational drama.

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  • ★★★★ review by Naughty aka Juli Norwood on Letterboxd

    There's not a woman in the world that couldn't relate to the many injustices the women in this film faced! It is a brave and very frank film coming from a woman director Leena Yadav, in a country that treats women as chattel! Films like this restore my faith in humanity and in the future of filmmaking! And yes even in men for I am starting to see a growing trend where men are beginning to stand up for women in general but more importantly doing so out of love and respect for their mothers, wives, daughters, aunties and sisters!

    The film was brilliantly executed except for the ending.. but I feel the film is still worthy of your time! The characters were so fleshed out, so real I identified with them and felt their every pain! I wanted to embrace them and in that moment lift their burden from them!

    I'm extremely excited by the films coming out of India by women directors as of late! The film I saw prior to this was equally impressive it was Anusha Rizvi's directorial debut.. it was called Peepli Live!

  • ★★★★ review by nir on Letterboxd

    i hate the patriarchy

  • ★★★½ review by Chevalier on Letterboxd

    This is the movie the so called movement for women's rights (a.k.a feminism) should be praising, instead of a braindead Hollywood reboot like Ghostbusters. These women are dealing with real struggles, a real system that puts them down in every way. They are not fighting against "manspreading" or other stupid bs. The cast is great, and the movie has very fluid pacing. The script is not without some flaws, considering what we see most of the running time, the ending comes out as sugary and highly idealistic. It doesn't make the same mistake Iraivi made, where every single male character was portrayed as a dumb animal. There are good men in this story. but It does leave them a bit behind in terms of development, Again, not without flaws, but still a very engaging story.

  • ★★★★½ review by Anya Bo 🌹 on Letterboxd

    I love women

  • ★★★★ review by Vinay Warrier on Letterboxd

    Powerful. Liberating. Beautiful.

    Udaan meets Mustang

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