JOGWA

THE AWAKENING

By Rajiv PATIL

IDRREAM INDEPENDENT PICTURES LIMITED - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2008


    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • INDIA
    • Languages
    • Other
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Rajiv PATIL
    • Writer(s)
    • Sanjay K. PATIL
    • Producer(s)
    • Shripal MORAKHIA
    • Synopsis
    • Suli an innocent, happy, carefree girl tethering on the brink of womanhood is unexpectedly forced into a life of servitude to the local deity when the uneducated, rural community in which she resides compels her to live a life of subjugation and serfdom on account of rampant superstitions that plagues the village.
      As Suli struggles to adjust to the new life unexpectedly thrust upon her, a far cry from the dreams and aspirations she once harbored, she meets Tayappa, a man forced to drape a sari and live the life of a woman and a homosexual as he too is a victim of the same circumstances that afflict her life.
      Brought together by the plight of their similar circumstances and wretched futures, Suli and Tayappa develop a warm and cherishing camaraderie, which eventually blossoms into love. The two gentle, wounded souls seek solace and comfort in each others company. Together they once again dream of living a happy, normal life, but are forced to face the wrath of a highly disapproving community that is hell-bent upon destroying their union.
      A heart wrenching tale that exposes the hypocrisies and exploitations of an oppressed society harrowed by archaic traditions and plagued by superstitions in the heart of rural India, Jogwa is a poignant tale of one woman’s inspiring journey to break free from the shackles of discrimination, sexual oppression and servitude and find true happiness.