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Tikli and Laxmi Bomb (2017)

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Two sex workers decide to kick men out of the system and form a cooperative that runs the business for women and by women. How do they do things differently? And how far can they get under and overarching and overbearing patriarchy?

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Aditya Kripalani

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Credited cast:
Chitrangada Chakraborty Chitrangada Chakraborty ... Tikli
Vibhawari Deshpande ... Laxmi
Saharsh Kumar Shukla ... Mangatram Pichauri
Divya Unny Divya Unny ... Sharanya Nair
Kritika Pande Kritika Pande ... Tsamchoe
Suchitra Pillai ... Manda
Mayur More Mayur More ... A.T- Autowala
Upendra Limaye ... Mhatre
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Uday Atrolia Uday Atrolia ... Moray
Mia Maelzer Mia Maelzer ... Kala
Rakhi Mansha Rakhi Mansha ... Heera Moti
Kiran D Patil ... Dilip Deshpande
Kamil Shaikh Kamil Shaikh ... Shinde
Vikas Shukla Vikas Shukla
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Tired of men who promise protection but actually become predators themselves, two Mumbai based sex workers decide to kick men out of the business and start a cooperative that is run by women and for women, and thus run the sex trade themselves. How do they do things differently? How far are they allowed to reach and prosper before they become too serious a threat for patriarchy?

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Hindi

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Another indie gem from the bollywood that's reforming!
9 January 2019 | by fundmanager08See all my reviews

This is a true gem of artistic cinema with amazing performances by the leads. Neither exaggerating nor over-sentimentalizing the lives of people involved in the oldest trade known to humanity. But what is inspiring and heart-warming is the mini-revolution by the women for the women! The men in this trade though integral part of these women's lives, they are equally indifferent and even intolerant and un-supportive of any kind of freedom in their lives. The movie never seemed to be pedantic or preachy and even though running for 2.5 hrs is mostly nicely written and holds an audience attention. The ending is superb ensuring a realistic finish rather than an idealistic one.

Kudos to the writer & director Aditya Kripalani and to all producers for bringing such lively and realistic story to the contemporary bollywood. I sincerely hope that soon we can have wide releases for such movies in our country and across world (and not just end up being part of international festivals). There is a new hope in our storytelling as much as these women brought change and hope in their lives!


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