After five decades of marriage, Mohini decides to break free from the shackles imposed on widows by society and live for herself, in this beautiful and thoughtful, multi-layered observation of Indian patriarchy.
Widows in Hindu society are supposed to give up all worldly pleasures and direct their remaining days to serving family and society. So, when Mohini decides to toss off the mantle of self-abnegation and enjoy herself, her perceived ‘self-indulgence’ (ice creams, beauty parlours, hobbies) combined with her personal and financial independence, begins to embarrass her family and annoy the community. But sadly, the roots of tradition run deep and, encouraged by Hindu nationalists, are unlikely to be uprooted that easily.
- Asha Richards
Born in 1988, Kislay is a freelance filmmaker and a recent alumnus of Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. Before moving to films, Kislay was an active member of the Delhi theatre community.
He has made three shorts and co-written the much acclaimed "Soni" (directed by Ivan Ayr). "Just Like That" is his first feature film.