Director: Dr. Ajit Suryakant Wadikar
Section: India Story
Country: India | Year: 2019
Language(s): Marathi | Time: 152 mins
A couple decides to do something barbaric in the ninth month of their pregnancy. A husband cons his wife. A medical professional shoves his ethics aside to earn a few extra pennies. A woman takes up the fight against a heinous practice that has prevailed since the advent of technological advancements in medicine. Y is a collage of four different, interconnected stories that address sex-selective abortion and female foeticide.
Dr. Ajit Suryakant Wadikar was a medical practitioner without any formal training in cinema. Inspired by Robert Rodriguez’s Rebel Without a Crew (1995), he learned filmmaking through books while practicing medicine in small town India. He made several educational short films in tribal languages, and eventually, was commissioned to direct a short film for National Film Archive of India. Y is his debut feature film.