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Nil Battey Sannata (2015)

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

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Cast

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Chanda Sahay
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Dr. Diwan (as Ratna Pathak)
Riya Shukla ...
Apeksha Sahay
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Principal Shrivastava (as Pankaj Tripathy)
Neha Prajapati ...
Sweety
Prashant Tiwari ...
Pintu
Vishal Nath ...
Amar
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Hindi teacher
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District Collector
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Storyline

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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22 April 2016 (India)  »

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Chanda, une mère indienne  »

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Chanda Sahay: What do you Want to be?Tell me, dear... you must have thought something.
Apeksha Sahay: What's to think?
Chanda Sahay: Tell me
Apeksha Sahay: I will be a maid.
Chanda Sahay: What will you be? Maid?
Apeksha Sahay: A engineer's son becomes an engineer... and a doctor's son, becomes a doctor.What else can a maid's daughter he? Maid. It's that simple.
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Connections

Remade as Amma Kanakku (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Maa
Lyrics: Shreyas Jain ( Sherry )
Singer: Mohan Kannan
Composed by: Rohan-Vinayak
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Nil battey Sannata - The Complex Journey of a Simple Life. By Rajesh Sharma
26 July 2016 | by (Oman) – See all my reviews

A film that released in April 2016 back home. Even though I so wanted to view it, could not get the chance then. But then, as they say all good things come to those who wait. Managed to see it recently. Revolving around a mother-daughter duo, this simple story has taken on itself the job of answering so many questions that we face in our very own lives and seldom challenge ourselves to find the answers to.

Swara-BhaskarThe ever talented #SwaraBhaskar plays a single mother, uneducated and someone who moves earth and skies to make ends meet. A sweet girl called Riya Shukla plays her 10th Class daughter.

For every parent, their child is always the dearest to them. Then why does this very child become an irritant at times, with the passing years? Why do we lose our cool every now and then, with the same child we were swooning about? The film has tried to identify and portray this transition and maybe also provide answers to the viewers.

Personally, I feel there is a very thin line which defines the relation. And on crossing the same its no more a parent and child relationship. It becomes a relationship between two human beings. And along with that comes jealousy, competition, opposition and One-upmanship. Sounds bad right? Dwelve within to discover where you stand. No one comes clean, maybe not even me.

But the answer lies in sticking behind the line, on your side. And its only through your experience and wisdom, can you possibly identify it.

Its a great story of a mother challenging her own self to change her daughter's destiny. A journey of not just change, but also self-discovery. A journey of endless possibilities which are awaiting to be tapped by those who dare and those who try.

Amazing portrayal by all. Swara is a great performer, as always. Supported aptly by Riya, who herself has done a fantastic job. Very natural. And then we have the talented Ratna Pathak Shah and Pankaj Tripathi. The film packages various emotions from your childhood days (best recalled by those who did schooling in 1970s and 1980s). Found shades from my nostalgic past to enliven my thoughts and emotions.

Great job Ahwiny Iyer Tiwari! Loved the movie and will look forward to more gems from your side in the future.

View it. Get the DVD home and see how easily the message transcends across generations. •Rajesh Sharma •@rajrad


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