- Kajol celebrated the end of a year of his short film, Devi. She mentioned how the movie can still make her emotional.
POSTED ON MARCH 02, 2021 at 6:27 p.m. IST
Kajol took to Instagram to mark the first anniversary of Devi’s release. The short film featured nine women and their stories of abuse. The short film also starred Neha Dhupia, Neena Kulkarni, Shruti Haasan, Sandhya Mhatre, Mukta Barve, Shivani Raghuvanshi, Rama Joshi and Yashaswini Dayama.
Sharing a poster of the film, Kajol wrote: “1 year at Devi. A film that I will always be proud of but which until today makes me feel so much in such a short time. The conclusion only makes me feel so good. a lump in the throat until today.
The film chronicles the lives of nine women – all from different walks of life – who have died and who are imagined living in a room. Women from different segments of society are represented – a career woman, a few traditional Marathi women, a student, a girl with a drinking problem and even a child.
Writing about it, the Hindustan Times magazine said: “For a 13 minute film, Devi is surprisingly effective and punchy. A closed-room drama, it takes us straight on as we see a disparate group of women sitting A room together A housewife Jyoti (Kajol) who appears to be praying for those around her, worry lines etched on her face Yashaswini Dayama, clearly the youngest in the room and having trouble with her elocution, fiddles with a remote control of a TV box, reception is what it is. She finally gets the correct channel as news of another rape comes in; “it shook the conscience of a nation” , announces the presenter. “
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Kajol appeared in two very different films last year – in January Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior came out and two months later came Devi. In the first, she played Savitribai while in Devi, she was the central pillar as the woman at the heart of the narrative.
Last year, after many months in lockdown, she also made her OTT debut with Tribhanga, a film also focused on women and directed by Renuka Shahane.
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