Based on a tale of nine oppressed women who’re struggling to survive in a country that has normalised suffering, ‘Devi’ should definitely be on your watch-list.
The short film stars Kajol, Shruti Hassan, Neha Dhupia, Neena Kulkarni, Mukta Barve, Sandhya Mhatre, Rama Joshi, Shivani Raghuvanshi, and Yashaswini Dayama among others and has been shot over a period of just two days!
Check out the first look of the cast:
Talking about the project, Kajol Devgan was quoted saying, “I couldn’t have chosen a better subject than Devi for my first short film. It’s a powerful statement, written very well by Priyanka. It’s a poignant film, one that needs to be shared with the world, especially today. My character, Jyoti, is vastly different from me in many ways, but uncannily we share a lot too. In today’s times when gender discrimination, abuse and violence is being spoken about vociferously, films like Devi are far more relevant and I am glad to have got the opportunity to participate.”
Shruti Hassan who’s set to make her digital debut with Devi said,“I loved the concept of the film when I heard it. We often talk about a sisterhood and how women need to stand with each other. Devi highlights that aspect in such a lovely way, with such a powerful message. It’s disturbingly poignant and that’s why I knew I had to be part of it, and I couldn’t have found a more perfect film to make my debut on the digital platform!”