JOY muKERJi’s sON TuRNs filmmaKER
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.