Ajji

Devashish Makhija

Granny (ajji) desperately searches for her 9-year-old granddaughter, who has gone outdoors at night to do a small chore and does not return. After thoroughly searching their slum, they find her brutally raped. The authorities hesitate to make a conclusive investigation since it appears that the perpetrator is a local goon whose father runs a huge business. Granny decides to get justice nevertheless and makes a detailed plan.

Most of the scenes are set during the night, and the skilfully created atmosphere of dread along with the masterful, dynamic camera movements through small alleys not only bring out the tension in the slum but also the darkness of the characters.

In his second film, this talented newcomer from Bengal poses wise and relevant questions about this important issue in India today, and about the relation between an individual's moral principles and those of the surrounding society.

Screenings

  • LantarenVenster 3
    English subtitles
    Sat 27 Jan Buy
  • Cinerama 6
    English subtitles
    Mon 29 Jan Buy
  • KINO 2
    English subtitles
    Fri 2 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Devashish Makhija
Country
India
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
104’
Language
Hindi
Producer
Shoaib Lokhandwala, Siddharth Anand Kumar
Production Company
Saregama India, Yoodlee Films
Sales
Charades
Writer
Devashish Makhija, Mirat Trivedi
Cinematography
Jishnu Bhattacharjee
Editor
Ujjwal Chandra
Production Design
Sikander Ahmad, Shamim Khan, Tiya Tejpal
Sound Design
Kaamod Kharade
Music
Mangesh Dhakde
Cast
Sushma Deshpande, Sharvani Suryavanshi, Saadiya Siddique, Abhishek Banerjee, Vikas Kumar, Smita Tambe, Sudhir Pandey