JOY muKERJi’s sON TuRNs film­maKER

The Sunday Guardian - - Front Page -

Su­u­joy J. Mukerji, the 35-year-old son of ac­tor and film­maker Joy Mukerji, is the talk of the Hindi film in­dus­try these days. Su­u­joy’s de­but di­rec­to­rial 27-minute short-film

( has won 12 na­tional and in­ter­na­tional awards in var­i­ous cat­e­gories. Made in three days, it cap­tures the tri­umph of a mo­lesta­tion vic­tim and her fam­ily over stigma and agony. “So­ci­ety needs to join in the ef­fort to help vic­tims of sex­ual abuse to re­gain their con­fi­dence and join the main­stream,” Su­u­joy told

The film chron­i­cles the life of a col­lege girl, De­vika, who musters the courage to erase the night­mar­ish ex­pe­ri­ence and start afresh by re­sum­ing col­lege stud­ies and dance af­ter the in­ci­dent. The film del­i­cately cap­tures the cru­cial role played by De­vika’s peers and dance trainer, a role es­sayed by ac­tor Mithun Chakraborty’s son Ma­haak­shay alias Mi­moh. It also fea­tures vet­eran ac­tor Kan­wal­jeet Singh.

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