By Madhureeta ANAND


Social issues - Completed 2014

& Awards

Dubai DIFF 2013
Official Selection
The International Human Rights Film Festival 2014
Official Selection
The Lady Film Makers Festival 2014
Official Selection
LA Femme International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection
Mumbai Women’s International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection
African Diaspora International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection
Montréal World FF 2014
Official Selection
Elles Tournent, Brussels 2014
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Crime, Drama
    • Countries
    • INDIA
    • Languages
    • HINDI
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Madhureeta ANAND
    • Writer(s)
    • Madhureeta ANAND
    • Synopsis
    • KAJARYA, a film that tells a story set in the backdrop of female infanticide and the widespread preference for male progeny in today’s India, is being selected to a series of Critical Film Festivals.

      The film is a powerful, yet sensitively handled story that touches on several issues in the subtext of its narrative. It revolves around the story of a rookie journalist in Delhi who exposes a woman, believed to embody Goddess Kali, who ritually kills female newborns in a village nearby.

      The film questions notions of women’s emancipation, feminism and of themselves as it weaves though an interplay of drama and events and explores how India continues to live in many centuries at the same time, both in its villages as well in its cities.