Actor-couple Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal’s first venture as producers would be the coming-of-age story Women Will Be Women. The 2 actors, who’ve labored collectively on Fukrey sequence, will produce the venture by way of their newly-launched banner Pushing Buttons Studios. Debutante filmmaker Shuchi Talati will direct the film from her personal script.
Set in an elite boarding faculty in a small Himalayan hill city, the story is about 16-year-old Mira, whose horny, rebellious coming-of-age is hijacked by her mom who by no means bought to come-of-age. Mom and daughter develop up collectively by way of the course of the script and their fraught however finally loving relationship is the beating coronary heart of the movie.
Women Will Be Women is the one Indian script invited to the celebrated Berlinale Script Station 2021, a lab that selects 10 tasks from around the globe yearly, in line with the makers. It’s also the one Indian venture on the Jerusalem Script Lab this yr the place it is going to be introduced formally on the Jerusalem Movie Competition in July, they added.
Lauding Talati, Chadha stated the cinematic world the filmmaker has created in Women Will Be Women is “relatable, usually merciless however by no means hopeless or nihilistic”.
“It’s trustworthy awkwardness will make you chuckle, not weep. It’s filled with relatable, lived-in episodes that one finds oddly satisfying – like popping a zit. The mom in our story routinely dodges the self-sacrificing stereotype of the standard Indian mother – she’s difficult, gray, and never a martyr,” the 34-year-old actor stated in a press release. “The dynamic between mom and daughter is so under-explored in Indian and world cinema that the chances of Women Will Be Women presents are very thrilling,” she added.
Fazal, additionally 34, stated the movie is near their hearts because it marks their manufacturing debut. “I’m additionally excited that our studio will enter the market with such a progressive, female-led story. We hope to have the ability to inform thought-provoking and common tales with humour and love,” he added.
Talati is an up-and-coming filmmaker, who is predicated within the US. She lately gained the New York State Council of the Arts Grant for the script of Women Will Be Women. She has additionally been chosen for Berlinale Skills.
The film will co-produced by Sanjay Gulati of Crawling Angel Movies and Claire Chassagne of French banner Dolce Vita Movie.
Chadha and Talati have been longtime collaborators as they beforehand co-directed a documentary about adults residing with autism and Down’s syndrome after they had been college students at Mumbai’s Sophia School.
“In my view, Shuchi is a tremendous voice and I’ve been following her evolution for years, figuring out that sooner or later an incandescent movie can be born from her mind. She is unquestionably a filmmaker to be careful for,” Chadha stated.