Kajarya is a film that tells a story set in the backdrop of female infanticide and the widespread preference for male progeny in today’s India. The film is a powerful, yet sensitively handled story that touches on several issues in the subtext of its narrative. It revolves around the story of a rookie journalist in Delhi (Ridhima Sud) who exposes a woman, Kajarya (Meenu Hooda) believed to embody Goddess Kali, who ritually kills female newborns in a village nearby.
The film questions notions of women’s emancipation, feminism and of themselves as it weaves though an interplay of drama and events and explores how India continues to live in many centuries at the same time, both in its villages as well in its cities. ‘Kajarya’ follows the life of these two women from different backgrounds, whose lives intertwine as the story explores the condition of women both in rural and urban India through a different perspective.
Directed by Madhureeta Anand Kajarya is slated to release on 4th of December.