Here is a short review of the web-series original, “Kaali Khuhi”.
Genre: Social drama
Director: Terrie Samundra
Lead actors: Shabana Azmi, Satyadeep Misra, Sanjeeda Sheik, Riva Arora, and Leela Samson
Release Date: Not disclosed
Rating: 4 out of 5 star
Kaali Khuhi Release date
As it is known that at the starting of 2019, Netflix has signed a deal with 10 renowned Indian directors for short films in its OTT portal from the starting of 2020. So, one of these 10 films is the Punjabi original venture based on female infanticide. But its release date has not been disclosed yet.
About the Movie Kaali Khuhi
Since it is a Punjabi movie, the title of the film is also kept in the Punjabi language. So, the literal translation of the title to English is meant as Black Well. Thus, the title is itself telling half of the story of the movie. As the well is deep down with the burial ground of innumerable female child, this is titled as Kaali Khuhi. Though the exact story related to this movie is kept under wraps still now, we just got to know about the synopsis of it. And it was stated that this movie will be revolving around the struggle of a 10 yr old girl against the culture of female infanticide in her village.
So, from this movie, it can be known that the practice of infanticide has not been completed eradicated in India. Still, there are some hospitals which state the gender of a child illegally before birth and thus leading to infanticide. Even after more than 70 years of independence, there are people who don’t want daughters in their house. Still, the mentality of some people has not changed, and they thought girls like a bad omen. So, the process of infanticide is prevailing in that village.
Still, there is no news related to the trailer release of this short film on social media. So we have to wait for some more days to get a glimpse of this movie.
As the star cast of this movie includes renowned and well-known actresses as Shabana Azmi and Leela Samson as veterans, the audience can expect some strong and bold story in this movie. Also, we can expect that this will be spreading the reality and harsh truth related to female infanticide still followed in some parts of India. So, it will be an eye-opener for most of the population related to the discrimination done on a specific gender.
Casts of Kaali Khuhi
Some of the top-rated and great actors are in the list of the casts for this movie. So, among them include the names of Shabana Azmi as an aunt, Satyadeep Mishra and Sanjeeda Sheikh in pivotal roles. Along with them, there is also Riva Arora and Leela Samson present in supporting roles. But yet the names of the protagonist have not been disclosed.
As this movie shows the struggle of a 10 yr old girl against this gruesome act of killing toddlers, this is seriously an eye-opener about the real situations in the village. So, I would rate this movie 4 out of 5 stars.
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