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Just Another Day

“Just Another Day” is a modern neo-realist film that draws attention to in-arguably one of the most raging topics of modern times - depression, abuse and the perception of separated/divorced women in society.

Through the happenings of a single day, the story traces the life of a 40 something newly separated woman, Anjali Katekar, as she navigates another 24 hours of her life in the busy city of Mumbai.

Her interactions with her colleague at work and a middle-aged lawyer at a cheap restaurant highlight the indifference of a typical patriarchal society to her mental and physical health coupled with their general lack of empathy and understanding. Societal indifference is sometimes one of the biggest reasons for the under-reporting of domestic abuse crimes.

Through Anjali, we can live the agony of hundreds of middle-aged women facing stigma for mistakes that are not even their own.

  • Prataya Saha
    The Good Wife, Anna's Weekend, Thirst, Slapped,, The Newly Weds, Nirjan, Ardha
  • Prataya Saha
    The Good Wife, Anna's Weekend, Thirst, Slapped, The Newly Weds, Nirjan, Ardha
  • Desktop Films
  • Red Polka Productions
    The Good Wife, Anna's Weekend, Thirst, Slapped, The Newly Weds, Nirjan, Ardha
  • Anshulika Kapoor
    Key Cast
    "Anjali Katekar"
    The Good Wife
  • Amit Aggarwal
    Key Cast
  • Sumeet Borana
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 19, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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    English, Hindi
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Director Biography - Prataya Saha

Prataya Saha is an independent filmmaker, Tedx performer, theatre director & photographer based out of Bangalore, India.

Featured on The Week, India's leading news magazine.

Prataya's directorial debut was Anna's Weekend in 2016 which got selected in festivals in US and China. He is now 10 short films old with his films selected in 60+ film festivals around the world, winning around 20 awards, including the prestigious New York Asian Film Festival, Oaxaca Film Fest, Woodpecker International Film Festival, Cardiff International Film Festival, Oscar Qualifying festivals like Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, Bengaluru International Film Festival, etc.

Most of his films revolve around issues faced by women or have a strong female protagonist aided by a crew where women hold important positions like writer, asst. director, cinematographer or producer.

Films streaming on OTT:
3 films on Disney+Hotstar
4 films on Hungama Play
4 films on Mx Player
1 film on Starzplay, Middle East
A record three of his films have been accepted in, South East Asia’s largest online independent film curators.

His 5th film, ‘Dreamer 2’ was screened by Shamiana Shorts, India's only dedicated and fastest-growing short film club that showcases the finest shorts from India and all over the world, including Oscar-nominated /winning films.

Two commercial music videos he had directed last year went viral on T-Series with over 14 million views.

He has also worked on numerous corporate advertisements.

Over the years his work has been extensively covered and published in most National Newspapers including Times of India, The Hindu, Deccan Chronicle, Deccan Herald, The New Indian Express & The Economic Times.

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Director Statement

Growing up in a large joint family with cousins and aunts I have had cognizance of the plight of my female relatives at a very early age and I have always pondered why similar rules never applied to my male relatives as well.
Now, the same questions have inundated my art, through which I keep asking the question - Why are women treated so differently?
This film is a result of that question.

I am not sure I have reached an answer yet, and the search goes on.

Made in limited resources in the peak of the pandemic in India in January, we sincerely hope this endeavour opens up a series of much needed conversations not only on women's physical and mental health but also how a more empathetic and supportive role of society can help alleviate the sufferings of the women in distress and in the due process women finally get what they have been fighting for- Equal Respect!