Jhini Bini Chadariya

Duration: 97 mins

Country: India

Language: Hindi, English, Hebrew

Sub Title: Yes

Genre: Drama

The ancient city of Varanasi, India, is home to Rani, a prostitute and bar dancer, and Shahdab, a traditional Muslim saree weaver. Headstrong and feisty Rani works hard to care for her deaf daughter, while shy, reclusive Shahdab discovers a whole new world in his newfound friendship with a chirpy backpacker from Europe, Adah. Baba wants the best for Rani, who shares a love-hate relationship with him, appreciating his company while also unable to trust a man's intentions. Shahdab’s unlikely friendship with the traveller opens him up to his own cultural and political identity. Looking through windows, doorways, stairways and narrow streets of this bustling holy city, we see the threads of personal and

public intertwine, tying a knot that can’t be undone. Will the luminous fabric of our diversity soon turn into an iron curtain, dividing those who belong, and those who don’t?


Director: Mr. Ritesh Sharma