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Jalpari
The Desert Mermaid

31 August 2012

 

            7.4/10

 

DIRECTED BY: Nilamadhab Panda

PRODUCED BY: Sushilkumar Agrawal  

      

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Savita Singh

EDITED BY: Apurva Asrani

CAST: Lehar Khan, Parvin Dabas, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Suhasini Mulay, Rahul Singh, VM Badola

STORY: A modern family from New Delhi ventures into the rural village of Madhogarh, Haryana, where Shreya and her brother Sam anticipate a fairytale-like adventure. However, they are met with disappointment as they encounter a desolate landscape and unwelcoming locals. Through their ingenuity, they befriend the inhabitants, including Pehelwan and Ajithe's gang, turning their mundane surroundings into a realm of excitement and mischief. Yet, the village holds dark secrets, evident in the strange behavior of its residents and tales of a feared witch. Shreya's curiosity leads her to discover a horrifying truth: the village practices female infanticide, attributing it to the witch. Shocked by this revelation, the family grapples with the harsh reality hidden beneath the village's façade.

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