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Devi. The first look of the cast shows all of the actresses with different expressions on their faces

By Bombay Talkies 01 16, 2020 | 11:21 PM
It seems like Devi offers an impactful story

By Bombay Talkies

The film stars Kajol, Shruti Hassan, Neha Dhupia, Neena Kulkarni, Mukta Barve, Sandhya Mhatre, Rama Joshi, Shivani Raghuvanshi, and Yashaswini Dayama. Based on the story of nine oppressed women, living in a small room, faced with the dilemma of sharing their space and stories in a country that has almost normalized tragedy and pain. The film has been shot in just two days and is Produced by Niranjan Iyengar and Ryan Stephen's Electric Apples Entertainment. Written and directed by debutant Priyanka Banerjee for Large Short Films, the project also marks Shruti Hassan’s debut in the digital space. Talking about the Short film according to the leading daily, Kajol said; “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.”


The reports added that Shruti Haasan said, "I loved the concept of the film when I heard it. We often talk about 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."

By Bombay Talkies

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