OASS

THE DEW DROP

By Abhinav TIWARI

KREATIVE HARVEST - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2012

Inspired from a real life story of an 11-years old girl from Nepal, sold by her aunt into prostitution, raped by hundreds of men and traded over 5 years across various brothels in India. Today she is the face of anti-trafficking movement.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • INDIA
    • Languages
    • HINDI
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Abhinav TIWARI
    • Writer(s)
    • Abhinav TIWARI, Abhay SHETTY, Prajay SHAH
    • Producer(s)
    • Debasish BHATTACHARJEE (Kreative Harvest), Raaj RAHHI (True Cinema), Zenaida MASTURA (Philind Motion Pictures), Dharmendra YASHOVARDHAN, Jimeesh GANDHI (True Cinema), Rajiv SURENDRA (Philind Motion Pictures)
    • Synopsis
    • To begin with, OASS is not a movie! It’s a visual journey – Journey of a child, a colleen, a woman! It’s the turbulent journey of Kiku from the innocence of childhood to winning the battle of survival. Thousands of little girls are bartered for money each year to be shoved into the ever growing sex trade, making it one of the largest contraband businesses today. Kiku is one amongst those thousand little girls. She hails from the beautiful hills of Nepal but is dragged into the dingy brothels of Delhi. In the dark corners of the brothel her innocence may have been snatched and shattered, but she sticks to her faith and determination to reach back home. This movie brings to light the menace of child trafficking and the perils faced by many Kikus across the globe.
      When Kiku was 11 years old, her life was like a dream – time spent running around in the fields in her village and playing with her little sister. Like any other girl of her age, she dreamt of a bright future that good education could provide her. This ambition took her all the way to Delhi – only to be sold to a brothel where she was drugged, raped, kicked and punched. Everyday a little more of her soul was crushed. However, she believed that she had to win this battle for freedom to help rescue other victims like her.
      What makes this movie so convincing is the fact that the storyline is not just a figment of the writer’s imagination. It’s influenced by the narrative given by the girl about herself and various others like her who have been through this torment. OASS also draws inspiration from the lives of various other Kikus worldwide. The central character of the movie is inspired from the true story of a girl whose immense determination to achieve freedom helped her not only to stay alive but also bring to us the ordeal she had been through. With a view to respect and protect her identity, the lady’s personal details have been altered.
      It took the debutant Director, Abhinav Tiwari, years of hard work, research and dedication to extract information from the victim (depicted as Kiku in the movie) and various other sufferers of this racket. So moved was he by the narration of the victims that he made up his mind to use this story for his first film, an eye opener for the “civilized” world.
      The movie has been shot with utmost conviction. Life-like sets and real locations – like the brothels of Delhi - have infused the film with an element of reality. Ace technicians have come together, in body and spirit, to weave a visual tapestry that is as high in cinematic quality as it is in content.
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