Just Like That (Aise Hi)
Section: India Gold
Country: India | Year: 2019
Language(s): Hindi | Time: 109 mins
Mrs. Sharma is the wife of a respected, small-time government employee in small-town Allahabad. When her husband dies, she is expected to move in with her son and grandchildren. But the woman wants to live by herself. She stops going to the temple, buys herself things without worrying about the expense, makes friends with a girl half her age and chooses to spend more time with her new friend than with her family. When Mrs. Sharma decides to learn doll-making with a Muslim tailor called Ali, the entire locality, including her own family, slowly turn against her. In a climate of increasing tensions, Ali begins to fear for his life, and Mrs. Sharma must face the consequences.
Kislay is a filmmaker and a recent alumnus of Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. Before his foray into films, Kislay was an active member of the Delhi theatre community and directed five plays between 2006 and 2010. He was one of the 10 students selected for the International Student Film Camp in Serbia, and the only Indian filmmaker asked to showcase his work in the European League of International Arts (ELIA) in 2015. Kislay has made three independent shorts. Just Like That is his first feature film.