Private Project

An Early Spring

Seema feels a little unsettled when a young female backpacker — Anu comes to stay with them for a few days. The growing bond of friendship between Sonia(Seema’s daughter) and Anu is looked at with unease by the villagers of this small Himalayan village.
Meanwhile, due to the lack of rains and an unprecedented warm winter, the wheat crops have gotten infested with pests. Things turn for worse when Seema realizes that Anu is fuelling Sonia’s desire to rebel against the norms. This leads Seema to take matters into her own hands and decide the fate of her child.

Short Synopsis
Seema feels a little unsettled when a young female backpacker — Anu comes to stay with them for a few days. The growing bond of friendship between Sonia(Seema’s daughter) and Anu is looked at with unease by the villagers of this small Himalayan village. Things turn for worse when Seema realizes that Anu is fuelling Sonia’s desire to rebel against the norms.

  • Pramati Anand @pramatianand
    Director
  • Pramati Anand
    Writer
  • NID Ford Foundation
    Producer
  • Greeny Francis
    Key Cast
    "Anupreet Singh "
  • Bindu Bhatia
    Key Cast
    "Sonia Thakur"
  • Preety Sharma
    Key Cast
    "Seema Thakur"
  • Pramati Anand
    Editor
  • Nainisha Dedhia @honestpretender
    Assistant Direction
  • Appu Prabhakar @appu.prabhakar
    Cinematographer
  • A. Bhaskar Rao @mustard_lake
    Location Sound and Music
  • Rehna Sadiq @rehna_sadiq
    Production Design
  • Akanksha Sachan @akanksha_sachan21
    Production Design
  • Pragya Paliwal @pragyapaliwal95
    Costume
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Jhat Aayi Basant
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    37 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 17, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35 :1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - National Institute Of Design
  • 51st International film festival of India
    Goa
    India
    January 20, 2021
    Official Selection
  • SIGNS FILM FESTIVAL, Thrissur,2019

    Official Selection
  • 3rd South Asian Short Film Festival 2020

    Official Selection
  • Ankur Film Festival 2019

    Official Selection
  • Shades International Film Festival2020

    Official Selection
  • 1st Tamil Nadu Film Festival 2020

    Honourable Mention
  • Ponnani International Film Festival 2021

    Official Selection
Director Biography - Pramati Anand @pramatianand

Pramati pursued her Masters in Film and Video Communication from National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, India and Bachelors in Communication Design from National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Mumbai.
Her creative journey revolves around exploring stories, people and places through travel and audiovisual
media. She has worked with Tripoto, a travel startup, as a creative content strategist and writes a travel and photography blog called ‘Safarnama'. What draws her most is the journeys people take, whether mentally, physically or spiritually. It is these
journeys that she enjoys depicting in her films. Her film, ‘Rushnai’ and ‘Akashvani’ made as a part of her course at NID, also went around various film festivals in India and some International Film Festivals in South Asia. She also made a short documentary called ‘In Search Of Fireflies’ in Suzhou, China as part of an
international youth film project called ‘Looking China’.
A wanderer by soul, she loves travelling to different places on her own and find connections that re-instates her belief in the shared sorrows and joys of human existence.
Her latest film, Jhat Aayi Basant (An Early Spring) was the official selection at the 51st International Film Festival, Goa and is currently doing the festival rounds.

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Director Statement

I wanted to explore a very important trait that I had seen all around me.
How women - the 'victims' of patriarchy become the gatekeepers of the same? or in other words,
What makes the oppressed, oppress?
Probing this question through the very interpersonal relationship between mothers and daughters and how it takes place in different strata of society became the crux of the film.