2013 | FictiON | 108′ | IN  | vo HI st Fr Nl Eng

with: Nasir Ali, Manoy Bakshi, Shashi Bhushan

“Kajarya”” is a film about the force of circumstances and how they make people who they are and that it is only our personal choices that actually define the outcome of the circumstances. Set against two backdrops, New Delhi and a village in Haryana, the protagonist murders unwanted girl infants in the garb of religion. Kajarya and Meera are two absolutely different women from two different worlds. Kajarya is an uneducated woman who lives in an Indian village. Meera, an educated, modern woman who lives alone in a city.

Meera is a global citizen. She could be living anywhere in the world. Ordinarily, the lives of these two women should never have crossed. But circumstances bring the two together and lock them in to an orbit that neither can break out of. Like planets they are caught in each other’s energy field almost without their willing. At another level, Kajarya and Meera’s circumstances are defined by the time and place of their birth. And yet the society they live in judges them for their actions. And so the film also looks at the deep societal hypocrisy that collectively supports something heinous and ugly and pushes everything under the carpet. And then stands on judgement of those who have been forced in to positions they did not really want.”



“Kajarya is a metaphor for that ugly side of society that everyone wants to hide.”

Madhureeta Anand.