In spite of her low-income and the circumstances she lives in, Chanda’s only dream in life is to provide Appu the best education so that she can lead a respectable life unlike her. Appu on the contrary is a typical teenager succumbed to her surroundings, interested in everything except for academics. Unable to afford costly tuitions, an uneducated Chanda enrolls herself in a school to be able to teach her daughter. The education takes a toll on her career as a ‘Maid’ and he r relationship with her daughter.
One night in the spur of a moment Chanda takes a tough decision and challenges Appu that whoever gets more marks in the mid-term gets to go to school since she does not have the money to pay for two. Brewing hatred, jealousy and to put an end to Chanda’s mad ‘dream’ Appu accepts this challenge instantly and the competition between the mother and daughter begins.
Will a poor, uneducated woman like Chanda actually create her daughter’s life to be unrecognizable than hers, is the subject matter of ‘Nil Battey Sannata’?
HINDI l 2016
DRAMA l 104 MIN l DCP l COLOR
Director: ASHWINY IYER TIWARI
Having won the National Film Award for her short film ‘What’s For Breakfast’, Ashwiny sent on direct her debut feature ‘Nil Battey Sannata’. She began her career with the advertising industry and worked for 14 years before becoming a film maker. She is engaged in film making along with her husband Nitesh Tiwari who is directing ‘Dangal’.
Cast: Swara Bhaskar,
Ratna Pathak Shah,
Crew: Produced by: Alan Mcalex, Sanjay Shetty, Nitesh Tiwari, Anand L Rai, Ajay G Rai