Ladies Special - by Nidhi Tuli

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Duration/ Language
00:32:00 (hh:mm) , English
Trailer/ Excerpt Link
Filmmaker/s Bio Note/s

Nidhi is a script writer and documentary filmmaker. She was awarded the Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarship to pursue Masters’ in Feature Film Screenwriting from the Royal Holloway, University of London, 2003-04. While at UK, she won the Raindance Film Pitch Competition at the Edinburgh Film Festival 2004. She co-wrote dialogues for Mansoor Khan’s Josh and Rohan Sippy’s Kuch Naa Kaho. Nidhi has directed and produced the much acclaimed documentary Ladies Special that won the John Abraham National Award in 2005 and the George Ragot love the Train Award at Cine Rail Paris in 2009. Other films directed by her include Art in Exile, TIPA, Of Friendship, Films and Swords and The Saint of Chitrakoot. Her television show Khata Rahe Mera Dil on Food Food was awarded as the Best Travel Show at the recently held Indian Telly Awards.

Synopsis/ Description
An account of journeys of women commuters travelling from Virar to Churchgate (60 kms apart) and back during office hours, in Mumbai, India, in a Women’s only train called – Ladies Special. It gently uncovers the humour and the solidarity of female commuters as they create a space for themselves in the highly stressful life of the city. A space where they are not anybody’s wives, mothers, daughters-in-law, mothers-in-law... they are simply women. Women; recharging their batteries to face the challenges of the day. Baby showers are thrown, birthdays celebrated, dance parties held; vegetables are chopped and readied for dinner. As one of them rightly says ‘It’s their time and it’s time out.’
Significant Awards/ Screenings
  • Best Documentary, John Abraham National Awards, SiGNS,Kerala
  • Prix Georges Ragot Faire aimer le Train/ Georges Ragot ‘Love the Train’ Award, Cinérail Festival, Paris
  • VIBGYOR Film Festival, Kerala, 2006
  • International Association Of Women In Radio And Television Asian Women’s Film Festival, New Delhi

 (PSBT)Public Service Broadcasting Trust


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