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NEXT RELEASES

INDIA: September 23rd, 2016

GERMANY (MFA): October 27th, 2016

ALREADY RELEASED

SPAIN (Isaan Entertainment ): August 19th, 2016 (Running successfully in Cinemas across Spain at the moment.)

COLOMBIA (Babilla): August 18th, 2016

NETHERLANDS  (ABC Cinemien) released on June 30th, 2016

USA (Wolfe Releasing): June 17th, 2016

MEXICO (Madness Entertainment ): May 13th, 2016 (Re-releasing the film again in smaller centres across Mexico. )

BELGIUM  (ABC Cinemien) released on May 11th, 2016

FRANCE (Pyramide): April 20th, 2016 (Still Running in 20th week) 

Declared as the Second longest running Indian film ever in France.

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Synopsis

In a rural Indian village called Ujhaas, three ordinary women begin to break free from century - old traditions that have kept them locked in servitude.

RANI, (32 years), was married at 13 and widowed at 16. Her life’s sole purpose since then has been to raise her son, GULAB. Rani lives by the rulebook, follows every custom and tradition of Ujhaas blindly. But things change when following social conventions, Rani forces Gulab to marry against his wishes.

LAJJO (28 years), Rani’s closest friend, is a child -woman full of life and positivity. Lajjo’s tragedy, her “greatest failure,” is that she is infertile. One day she learns that men can be infertile too! Nothing is going to stop Lajjo from getting pregnant now, not the fear of social banishment, nor the violent beatings of her drunk husband.

BIJLI (35 years) is a dancer and a prostitute. The village women hate her, but Rani is her best friend and through her, Lajjo as well. Bijli is beautiful, sexual and confident. For all the colorful clothes Bijli wears, her insides are shrouded in darkness. For she knows she is reaching the end of her youthful days, which may as well mark the end of her life.

Watching these three women is Gulab’s new child - bride, Rani’s daughter-in-law, JANAKI (15 years.) Before her marriage, Janaki had loved school, books and her friends. Here in her married home, she is thrown into a cruel adult world that offers no friends, only foes.

One fateful fall night, in the lead - up to the Dussehra festival, the lives of  these three women intertwine in the sandy by - lanes of Ujhaas. What happens next changes the trajectory of theirlives and that of Janaki.