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Ajji (Granny)
New York Premiere
2017 | India | 104 mins | Hindi (with English subtitles)
Directed by - Devashish Makhija
Cast - Sushma Deshpande, Sharvani Suryavanshi, Abhishek Banerjee, Smita Tambe, Sadiya Siddiqui, Vikas Kumar, Sudhir Pandey, Jishnu Bhattacharjee.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw1qGt6aKlI

Synopsis: Little Manda is found raped and dumped in a trash heap in her slum. Her parents are more concerned with survival than dignity and want to forget and move on. The cops are powerless to help as the rapist is a local politician's son. But Manda's grandmother, Ajji, cannot accept the injustice of it all. Can a frail, arthritic and powerless old woman grapple with the big bad wolf? Is there still hope for justice in a cruel world? Can anything act as a deterrent to rape? Ajji is a parable of our times. There are no easy answers.

Director: Devashish Makhija is an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter, graphic artist, and poet - best known for writing and directing the feature film Oonga which had its world premiere at the New York Indian Film Festival in 2013. He has assiste Anurag Kashyap in Black Friday and written numerous screenplays, notably Avik Mukherjee's Bhoomi (2009), and has authored a series of 49 short stories as the anthology Forgetting published by Harper Collins and directed the multiple-award winning short films Taandav, Agli Baar, El'ayichi, Absent and Rahim Murge Pe Mat Ro.