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Ajji (2017)

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Little Manda is found raped and dumped in a trash heap near her slum. Her parents are more concerned with survival than dignity. The cops are powerless to help as the rapist is a local ... See full summary »

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Devashish Makhija

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sushama Deshpande Sushama Deshpande ... Ajji
Smita Tambe ... Vibha
Sharvani Suryavanshi Sharvani Suryavanshi ... Manda
Abhishek Banerjee ... Vilasrao Dhavle
Sadiya Siddiqui ... Leela
Sudhir Pandey ... Sharafat
Vikas Kumar ... Dastur
Manuj Sharma ... Umya
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Trimala Adhikari Trimala Adhikari ... Dolly
Rasika Agashe Rasika Agashe
Pooja Chauhan Pooja Chauhan ... Female customer in salwarat at Sharafat shop
Mrugank Indurkar Mrugank Indurkar ... Mad man
Kamod Kharade Kamod Kharade ... Gawli
Kiran Khoje ... Dhavle's wife
Manisha Malhotra Manisha Malhotra ... Woman in burqa
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Little Manda is found raped and dumped in a trash heap near her slum. Her parents are more concerned with survival than dignity. The cops are powerless to help as the rapist is a local politician's son. But Ajji won't accept this injustice.

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rapist | vengeance | grandmother | rape | See All (4) »

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A Dark Take on Red Riding Hood

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Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

24 November 2017 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Ajji (Granny) See more »

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A Self-Righteous Guide On What To Do With Rapists And How. ♦ Grade C+
14 October 2017 | by nairtejasSee all my reviews

The unconventionality of having a grandmother as the protagonist about crime and revenge is what makes Devashish Makhija's cold thriller a tantalizing watch. Ajji is an ambitious story of an old woman who takes the law into her own hands – cliché in the town – and asks us to wonder about the consequences. You tend to incline to the positive because you want her to win and so do the colorful characters who help her, but what we don't see are the obvious superhero powers that she possesses which you cannot blame on the power of will or circumstances. Sexual molestation of minors is definitely a grave topic and one that must be discussed openly but that doesn't mean you celebrate the idea of self-righteousness especially when related to the matters of justice. Ajji is definitely an engaging watch with clever camera work, mirror placements, wonderful performances, and above all, a magically complementing sunless setting. Everything works except for the enthusiastic plot for a film that is evidently the wheels of this crime drama. An accident is inevitable. TN.

(As part of the Young Film Critics Lab 2017 at the 19th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival.)


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