OMAYA

By Nisant G.K. RANJAN, Ankit ANAND

FALLING FRAMES GMBH - as PROD / FIN

LGBT - Production 2018

Omaya, a strong independent middle-class woman from India, struggles with society as her way of dealing with her life is not socially accepted or appreciated.

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • LGBT, Art - Culture
    • Countries
    • SWITZERLAND
    • Languages
    • HINDI
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Nisant G.K. RANJAN, Ankit ANAND
    • Writer(s)
    • Ankit ANAND
    • Producer(s)
    • Ankit ANAND (FALLING FRAMES GMBH)
    • Synopsis
    • Omaya, a strong independent middle-class woman from India, struggles with society as her way of dealing with her life is not socially accepted or appreciated. She makes her way into the politics by creating a new wave of feminism and LGBT rights movements in the small town she lives in with the help of her friend Emilie, a French Documentary filmmaker visiting India. However, the causes they fight for are termed as a first-world problem which deserves the least attention in the social settings of India; therefore, they are often mocked upon, especially by the competitors of Omaya. But this doesn't discourage her but instead motivates her to keep challenging the stereotypes in society. Along with her big ambitions, she lives in the moment and does whatever feels right. She is always vocal about her true feelings without a boundary, which is reflected by her friendship with Jagdish. He is in love with her, but she is not physically attracted to him, and she keeps it clear between them.
      Additionally, irrespective of being much ahead of the society she is living in, Omaya is struggling on her own identity that is well rooted in the conservative traditions but also exposed to the progressive community which she inherited from her father. She happily accepts an arranged marriage by her father and marries her University Professor Raman whom she respects but not in love with. After all, she is not in love with anyone at the moment but enjoys sex with her husband even without love associated with it. However, when Mohit, an attractive young man walks in her life, she discovers her emotions of love and doesn’t let herself and her feelings constrained in the societal norms. She embraces her love affection, gets sexually engaged with her lover irrespective of her marital status while helping others and fighting for their rights. Her confidence and carefree style in life are continuously put to the test by her surroundings. The situation changes drastically when her extramarital affair is made public by her political rival Kabir who films her sex video with her lover and uploads it to the internet. In the small town that she lives in, this act is considered as an extreme deviation, and she is judged by the public and thrown out of society. Even her incredibly supportive husband and in-law family could not accept this situation as her act hurts them and breaks their trust in her. She then gets abandoned by her family and her in- law’s family. After this point, her only consistent support Jagdish provides her shelter at his home, and she respects him for that. But this situation does not work in its ideal way. In the absence of Jagdish, she gets harassed by his old father who dies during his rape. She is highly indebted with the favor Jagdish had offered her, and this feeling goes to the extent where she even decides not to tell Jagdish about his father’s rape, in order not to hurt Jagdish’s feeling over his already dead Father. Traumatized by finding his best
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