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Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid (2012)

Where would you be if your mother was not allowed to be born?

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Nila Madhab Panda

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Protiqe Mojoomdar (lyricist), Sameer Gautam Singh (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Harish Chabbra Harish Chabbra ... Trilochan
Tannishtha Chatterjee
Parvin Dabas
Rajendra Gupta
Lehar Khan
Harsh Mayar Harsh Mayar
Suhasini Mulay
Rahul Singh
Krishang Trivedi Krishang Trivedi
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A well-heeled family from tony neighborhood of New Delhi travels from the city through dusty roads that lead into the village in Haryana, far out and buried in the debris of the past. Shreya, the tomboy of the family, finally arrives at her father's village for the first time during her vacations, that too after coaxing her father, Dev, to the best of her abilities. She and her brother, Sam, had, in their imagination, spun the village right out of a fairytale, replete with streams, lakes and grasslands that will allow them to run free. But all they find are dusty alleys, dried up ponds and hostile playmates until they spin their magic and befriend this unknown place, especially some of its people, like the Pehelwan and the gang of kids led by Ajithe. The story revolves around Shreya and Sam's adventures and misadventures which turn this dull place bereft of water into a land of enchantment, mischief and a million exciting exploits. But unknown places have many secrets, and here too, ... Written by Jalpari

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They Could Have Said It In 15 Minutes.
13 January 2013 | by TejasNairSee all my reviews

I respect the director for taking up a topic of great importance to human beings: FEMALE FOETICIDE! A very adverse subject in India for which there has not been any answer since the 80s.

Talking about the film, the message is great and will appeal to every audience. But I personally feel this could've been wrapped up in 15 minutes or so or could even have been made into a documentary promoted by the union ministry. But who cares about girls and its topics, right?

I praise the whole crew for their efforts to bring up a movie on a topic - so classified that many of us do not realize how bad it is, not only in India but elsewhere. It is high time, we receive such concept-driven movies which actually pleases the viewer. And if it has got a message, bingo!

Cast is good, direction, screenplay, cinematography and the photography is just good. Soundtrack gels with the adventurous theme of this movie. I am glad I watched it, but for people looking for entertainment, this is not recommended. It is an independent film!

WATCH OUT FOR: the message and stop supporting female foeticide!

Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES

Language: No | Sex: No | Violence: Strong


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