Aliah Rupawala is a 24-year-old Bohri Muslim girl from a very traditional household. She secretly becomes a Suicide Prevention Counselor and, on her first day, she receives a call from
Aliah Rupawala is a 24-year-old Bohri Muslim girl from a very traditional household. She secretly becomes a Suicide Prevention Counselor and, on her first day, she receives a call from a 52-year-old man about to jump from the terrace of a high-rise. As she begins to try and bring him down, she is confronted with the very reasons why she became a Suicide Prevention Counselor in the first place, forced as she is to share personal trauma in order to get him to open up. Going all in for the man’s salvation, the young woman begins to address the loneliness and grief within her own life, initiating a healing process that will benefit both counterparts.
India • 2020 • 91 min • drama • Hindi
Cast: Rucha Inamdar, Harsh Chhaya
Director: Aditya Kripalani: A screenwriting graduate from the Film and Television Institute of India, writer and director Aditya Kripalani has been credited as a script consultant for many award-winning films such as Tahaan (2008), and Jogwa (2009). Since 2009, he has published three bestselling novels: Back Seat (2009), Front Seat (2012) and Tikli and Laxmi Bomb (2015), the latter of which became his first feature, which he wrote, directed and produced in 2017. The film has won many awards, including Best Film at the 9th Berlin Independent Film Festival, Best Film—Gender Equality at the 20th UK Asian Film Festival and Best Feature at the New Jersey Indian & International Film Festival in 2018. His two follow-up features, The Incessant Fear of Rape (2018) and The Goddess and the Hero (2019) have also garnered the attention of numerous film festivals around the world.
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