India, 2021, 93′
A 24-year-old from a traditional Muslim family in Mumbai goes to work secretly as a suicide prevention counsellor. On her first day, she encounters a 52-year-old man, standing atop a high-rise, wanting to jump. In trying to bring him down, she is forced to confront why she became a Suicide Prevention Counsellor in the first place, and also share a lot of herself to get him to share and open up.
Singapore/ India based writer- director, Aditya Kripalani is a script writing graduate from the Film and Television Institute of India. Aditya Kripalani has been the Creative Head of IDream Production, the company that distributed Monsoon Wedding in India. He’s been credited as the Script Consultant on multiple award-winning films like ‘Tahaan’, and ‘Jogwa’. Since 2008 he’s written 3 bestselling novels, ‘Back Seat’, ‘Front Seat’ and ‘Tikli and Laxmi Bomb’. His third novel, became his first feature film, which he wrote, directed and produced. Along with being screened at a lot of film festivals, the film has won many awards such as Best Film award at the 9th Berlin Independent Film Festival, 2018; Best Film – Gender Equality award at the 20th UK Asian Film Festival, 2018 and Best feature at the New Jersey Indian & International Film festival, 2018 etc . Tikli and Laxmi Bomb also had its Premiere in Singapore in May 2018 and received an overwhelming response from the audience. Tikli and Laxmi Bomb is currently streaming on Netflix. In 2018 Aditya wrote his second film, ‘Tottaa Pataaka Item Maal’, the film about these four women from various parts of Delhi, meet by chance in a ‘ladies only’ taxi ride and get into an altercation with a man who’s teasing them and in 2019 his third film, ‘Devi Aur Hero’ which is about a a therapist who is himself seeking help for his sex addiction.