Angry Old Woman

In the bustling city of Mumbai, an angry old woman finds solace in her daily ritual of standing on her balcony and hurling abuses at the world below. Unfazed by her outbursts, a group of young working women living next door continues to lead their busy lives, undisturbed by her antics.
As these youngsters navigate through their stress full city lives dancing and drinking they unveil the layers of the elderly woman's life.
One fateful night unfolds a dramatic confrontation, reflecting a poignant mirror on the society's current state.
This woman's seething anger and its impact on her mental well-being serve as a powerful reflection of our society's trajectory. A thought-provoking tale that urges us to ponder the path we are collectively treading.

  • Ruchira Bharat Petkar
  • Ruchira Bharat Petkar
  • Kaushik Garasiya
  • Rahul Kaveeshwar
    Music and Sound Design
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Thriller, Mystery
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2023
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    English, Gujarati, Hindi
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Director Biography - Ruchira Bharat Petkar

Born in a small village called Ghot in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, Ruchira Petkar is making her debut as a director with this short documentary film that reflects the distressing state of city life.
She was a student of Film and Television Institute of India Pune, where she studied editing. She also has a masters degree in media and cultural studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
She has been working on several commercial projects in the Mumbai film industry for past 3 years and earlier worked as a multimedia reporter at The Wire.
Her previous films as an editor have been screened at prestigious film festivals like Mumbai International Film Festival.

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Director Statement

The angry old woman, standing resolute on her balcony, personifies the frustrations and regrets that can simmer within a human soul over time. Her seemingly unending rage reflects our collective frustrations with the world we inhabit today.

The younger generation has numerous people to talk to, they work, they party, and they drink. However, we live in a society where we often fail to notice the old lady's cry for help or be bothered by what happens next door, as long as we feel safe inside our own doors.

The old lady and her mental illness are a result of the fast-paced city life and the stress and loneliness it brings. Though these youngsters may appear happy now, who knows how they will fare mentally as they age.