There are several ways in which filmmakers send across a message. Some place it as a cacaphony that rises above the din of everyday entertainment and some place it as a subtle, earworm of a tone that just grabs your interest. Jai Mata Di is a film that does the latter.
The film centers on a couple that has decided to get into a live-in and face a problem that all big, bad cities create – no room for single people who work in the media industry. The two devise a plan that will finally get them a house of their dreams, and that’s what the film is about.
What’s WOW: Supriya Pilgaonkar is a gift that keeps giving. It is rare to see such a perfect performance. Everything is at perfection – the comic timing, the character chemistry and the performances of the others who are part of this short film. This is the first time that Supriya has had an extended role with her daughter, Shriya Pilgaonkar, whom we have earlier seen in the film, ‘Fan’.
What we really loved about the film is the fresh, humorous take that it has taken about all the problems that we as a society face. We’d only wish that there are more short films like these – that entertain and give multiple social messages.
What’s Blah: Nothing, this one is a tightly made film with some great talented people.
Parting Shot: A must watch for filmmakers who’d like to make films with social messages – it’ll tell them how to add humor with the message.
Cast: Supriya Pilgaokar, Shiv, Shriya Pilgaokar, Manu Rishi, Saanand Verma, Abhijit Sinha, Sumit Solanki, Radhika Kini
Writer & Director: Navjot Gulati
Producer: Chintan Ruparel, Anuj Gosalia
Creative Producer: Sharanya Rajgopal, Chintan Ruparel
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