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Nil Battey Sannata (2015)

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A story about a single women (a Mom) and dreams on her Daughter.


Nitesh Tiwari (story), Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari (screenplay & dialogue) | 3 more credits »
Top Rated Indian Movies #62 | 5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview:
Swara Bhaskar ... Chanda Sahay
Ratna Pathak Shah ... Dr. Diwan
Riya Shukla ... Apeksha Sahay / Appu
Pankaj Tripathi ... Principal Shrivastava
Vishal Nath Vishal Nath ... Amar
Neha Prajapati Neha Prajapati ... Sweety
Prashant Tiwari Prashant Tiwari ... Pintu
Sanjay Suri ... District Collector
Aditi Tailang Aditi Tailang ... Grown up Appu
Ganesh Kumar Ganesh Kumar ... Hindi teacher


Appu is a class 10th student and is giving up on studies, because she knows her mother will not be able to provide for her higher studies. Her mother tries hard and even enrolled her for maths tuition but Appu thinks only children of rich parents become doctors or engineers and believes she'll end up being a maid too like her mother. But one day her mother gets a chance to continue her Education.. Written by Mohammed Naushad

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Drama | Family


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It's director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari's debut film in Bollywood and she is also the wife of "Dangal" film director Nitesh Tiwari. See more »


In the final scene, UPSC Interviewer says to Apeksha that she opted Maths as optional subject in Mains exam and scored good marks. In reality, the UPSC interview panel doesn't know how much marks a candidate has scored in mains exam. See more »


Chanda Sahay: You know, there's nothing wrong in failing. Really! What's wrong is admitting Defeat without trying. Always remember one thing. Your dream is only yours. Lots of people will laugh on your dream. Ask them to go to hell. They can't snatch your dream. There are few people who will understand your dream. Keep them close. They will keep your dream alive. You will face difficulties on the way. That's for sure. But always remember one thing. If you have your dream in your sights, no difficulty will ...
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References Like Stars on Earth (2007) See more »


Maa - Theme Instrumental
Violin: Jitendra Thakur ( Jitu )
Composed and Arranged by Rohan-Vinayak
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A Pleasant surprise from Bollywood
9 July 2016 | by hareendranepSee all my reviews

This film coming from a too much commercialized Bollywood is a pleasant surprise. Well crafted script and good direction and excellent performance from the lead actress makes it a memorable movie.

It portrays beautifully the dreams of a widow mother about her only daughter and her fight using limited capabilities to achieve the same.

Swara bhasker as mother of a teenager did an excellent job and it is hard to believe that it is her first movie in a lead role.

Director has also succeeded in getting the natural performance from theyoung artist's. performance of supporting cast is also good especiallythe head master.

With this film Director Ashwini Iyer tripathi can pull a chair and sitin the front row of current Bollywood directors.

This film has got a message which is important for north Indian villages. For sure this film will bring tears at least once while watching it.

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Release Date:

22 April 2016 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Chanda, une mère indienne See more »

Filming Locations:

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Stereo (Songs Mixed by Chester Misquitta @Pluginn Studio's)| Dolby Digital | DTS



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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