Angry Indian Goddesses
Director: Pan Nalin
Writer: Pan Nalin, Subhadra Mahajan, Dilip Shankar, Arsala Qureishi
Cast: Sarah-Jane Dias, Rajshri Deshpande, Sandhya Mridul, Amrit Maghera, Pavleen Gujral, Anushka Manchanda, Tannishtha Chatterjee
Seen on: 19.6.2016
Photographer Frieda (Sarah-Jane Dias) has invited her closest friends to her home in Goa, where she lives with her housekeeper Lakshmi (Rajshri Deshpande). There’s Su (Sandhya Mridul) who lives for her career and arrives with her daughter who she raises alone. There’s Nargis (Tannishtha Chatterjee) who turns out to be an activist causing Su’s business quite a bit of trouble. There’s Jo (Amrit Maghera) who dreams of making it big as an actress but struggles with her roles and her British accent. There’s Pammy (Pavleen Gujral) who seems to love being a housewife. And finally, there’s Mad (Anushka Manchanda), a musician who likes living wild. They don’t know why Frieda has invited them, but take full advantage to catch up with each other and their lives.
Angry Indian Goddesses tries to cram pretty much the entirety of the feminist debate in India into one film – and still be funny, at least most of the time. That is a large order to fill and it works surprisingly well.