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Kani Kusruti’s “MAA” is a must watch short movie for every mother..!!!

Athira Jishnu

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The film revolves around the relationship between a mother and a daughter and what happens when the daughter, a 15-year-old, reveals that she has had unprotected sex with a schoolmate and is pregnant as a result.

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This is director KM Sarjun’s next after Lakshmi, the controversial short film on a woman who lives in an abusive marriage and has an extramarital affair. The crisp screenplay is by Priyanka Ravindran.

The film, which received critical acclaim, was also widely panned by Tamil audiences for showing a woman having a fling, a routine fare for male characters in Tamil movies. However, questioning these traditional roles is exactly what the film intended set out to do, right from pointing out that a wife is not a lifelong, unpaid domestic worker to showing the plight of millions of Indian women who live in marriages where their pleasure is ignored during sexual intercourse.

In Maa, the mother-daughter bond is central to the mother making her own journey, straddling two worlds, one in which she upholds her conservative values and the other in which she must support and trust her daughter. Kani Kusruti plays this role exceedingly well.

The journey is especially challenging since her partner and Ammu’s father, a college lecturer, has regressive beliefs about his daughter wearing shorts (they are ‘kutti’, so she must not) and intermingling of the genders, whether it is inside the college or outside. These attitudes, of slut-shaming children for their clothes and gender segregation, are very much prevalent in homes cutting across social classes.

Anikha’s engaging performance as Ammu, the daughter, reminds us of how adolescent sexuality is never addressed in our society and sex education is considered unimportant in schools as well as homes.

Also interesting is how the otherwise conservative mother speaks of the need to bring in a baby into the world only when one is ready. The ‘thambi paapa’, who is usually glorified in popular culture, doesn’t seem to have been a necessity in the family, as far as the parents are concerned.

Sarjun shows us sexism within the family through small revelations which are made throughout the film. For instance, it is revealed that it is the mother who has done ‘family planning’ – as in most homes, the man going in for sterilization is a no-no.

Further, the film succeeds in showing the viewer how deeply rooted attitudes and assumptions about sex are when a grocer is able to casually ask the mother, a customer, about a pregnancy test that she had bought.

Maa is ultimately about the support – physical, mental, and emotional – that adolescents need when growing up. The mother’s anger towards Ammu is portrayed realistically but Sarjun also drives the film towards a positive conclusion, not castigating the teenager but leaving us with the thought that it is possible to move on. The trust that the mother offers towards the daughter is precious and the film must be appreciated for encouraging parents to be more trusting of their wards, a common problem in households, especially those with a large generational gap.

However, one wonders if the tongue lashing Sarjun had received for his previous film has made him too cautious about this one. Maa does not do enough to peel away the taboo of discussing adolescent sexuality. Throughout the film, sex is referred to as ‘thappu’ or mistake, only stigmatizing the issue further. Even after deciding to support her child, the mother does not feel the need to have a conversation about safe sex. Instead, she resorts to encouraging the child to develop a moral compass in order to set foot on a playground again.

Admittedly, this is a middle-class home and there aren’t many middle class mothers who will have such conversations with their children. But then, there aren’t many middle-class mothers who’d do what the mother in this film does either. Considering that this is an aspirational film in that sense, one wishes Sarjun had pushed the envelope further.

There’s also the archaic idea of the girl always having to bear the consequences of sex (the age-old ‘leaf-thorn’ theory that says whether it’s a leaf which falls on a thorn or vice versa, it’s the leaf that gets hurt) that the mother comes up with towards the end.

While it’s true that only women can become pregnant, the reason why boys and men bear no consequences is because they’re let off the hook easily by a patriarchal society that forgives them as ‘boys will be boys’. In Maa, Sarjun shows us the boy crying and getting emotional about finding out that he’s made Ammu pregnant – but then, we’re hit with this ‘wisdom’ at the end, killing off the possibility of exploring how such encounters affect boys, too, and making it a ‘girl’ problem.

The film is well made owing to its technical prowess. KS Sundaramuthy’s music adds a profound melancholy to the engaging frames of Sudharshan Srinivasan. Sarjun, who has both edited and directed the film, seems to have adopted a blue hue throughout, possibly to convey the closed-door topic he is dealing with.

While the film is definitely a must watch, especially for parents, one wishes that it had ventured into actually looking at adolescent sexuality for what it is and not stuck to being a cautionary tale alone. But is it a conversation starter in our homes? Absolutely yes.

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Rashmika rejects Jersey remake, Here is the Reason!

Roselin Ravikrishnan

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Rashmika rejects Jersey remake, Here is the Reason

Sandalwood queen Rashmika Mandanna who made her Tollywood with Chalo is one of the most leading and talented female actresses of the Telugu Film Industry right now. The pretty angel has some first-class movies like Geetha Govindam, Devdas, and dear comrade, other than films in Kannada like Yajamana, Vritra.

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Rashmika, when asked about her choice of scripts Said she often thinks if her character has some meaning in the movie and that she can’t do a movie just for salary, and loves to perform. There are many to just do the song-dance routine, who can do better justice. Rashmika Mandanna revealed that working with young heroes gives a particular comfort level so that she can improvise her performance and elevate the scenes.Rashmika Mandana

Working with Superstars may cause her to get apprehensive and cognizant, included the excellence, who likewise communicated that each motion picture is a learning experience. She uncovered she was the principal decision to do pullover revamp in Tamil and she denied the offer. She uncovered that as she couldn’t do equity to the key job which was played by Shraddha Srinath, she chose not to do the film. Stay tuned for more updates.

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‘Now our message will reach door to door’: Rani Mukerji

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Mardaani 2 Movie

The story of Rani Mukerji’s next film Mardaani 2, which has aroused curiosity in viewers with its entertaining trailer and superb story, will be so contemporary, its makers may not have even dreamed. Rani Mukherjee will be seen chasing a teenager who hunted young women in this film, which is being released in the middle of a ruckus over rape incidents across the country. It was feared that the censor board would give it a certificate, considering the subject of the film, but Rani Mukherjee breathed a long sigh of relief when the film was given a UA certificate.

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Mardaani 2

Mardaani 2

Says Rani Mukherjee, “With Mardani 2 getting a UA certificate from the censor board, its message will now reach more and more audiences, and we will be able to tell more and more people about the social dangers of violent juvenile crimes rising in our country. We want the whole country to watch our film and be alert to the social threat posed by these nameless and faceless criminals as they are present around our family, especially our daughters and look at them as a victim.”

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Mardaani 2 images

Mardani In 2, Rani plays the role of a fearless and committed Superintendent of Police, Shivani Shivaji Roy. His character in Mardaani fought against the gangster gang leader.

Mardaani 2 is an action thriller film directed by Gopi Puthran and produced by Aditya Chopra under Yash Raj Films. It is a sequel to the 2014 film Mardaani and features Rani Mukerji reprising her role as Inspector Shivani Roy. The story follows Shivani who goes up against a 21-year-old villain (played by Vishal Jethwa).

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Chennai International Film Festival; Latest Updates

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Chennai International Film Festival 2019 Updates

The International Film Festival opens in Chennai, which is coming up on the 12th, commences. At the function, actor Saruhasan is given the Lifetime Achievement Award. The 17th Chennai International Film Festival, on behalf of the ‘Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation’, will open at the Art Gallery on 12th April; The festival, which runs until the 19th, features 130 films from 55 countries.

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Chennai International Film Festival

75 lakhs has been provided on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu. Regarding the selection process, executives said: The inauguration ceremony of the Chennai International Film Festival is taking place at the Kalavanaranam Theater and the closing ceremony of the Devi Theater. Of the 19 films submitted for screening in the Tamil films category, 12 have been selected. In Tamil, similar sandals, next, monster, bakrit, houseowner, gvi, dude, cheetah kadhi, consonant, bug, chikkurupatti, comrade Venkatesan are screened.

At the festival, the first film, Palme the R, The Parasite films are screened. Films from Germany, Hungary, Thailand, Australia, Iran and Taiwan will be screened. It will feature many internationally acclaimed films. For the first time at the festival, films from Azerbaijan’s The Brawl and New Zealand’s The Stray are being screened.

Similarly, Assamese, Gujarati language films and Netaji film, made in the language of the dark, are being screened at Devi, Devibala, Anna, Casino, Russian Cultural Center, and Tagore Films Center. At the ceremony, we are honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Saruhasan, who is also performing at the age of 90. Thus, they said.

Chennai International Film Festival 2019

Chennai International Film Festival 2019

At the festival, the first film, Palme the R, The Parasite films are screened. Films from Germany, Hungary, Thailand, Australia, Iran and Taiwan will be screened. It will feature many internationally acclaimed films. For the first time at the festival, films from Azerbaijan’s The Brawl and New Zealand’s The Stray are being screened.

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