- Director: Bobby Sarma Baruah
The film narrates the story of Juri, a single mother of a girl who had to face the brunt of widowhood just after six months of getting married to a young engineer , who gets confirmed of having infected with AIDS virus causing his death. She is also tested positive in HIV test, resulting in virtually getting thrown out of her in-laws’ home depriving her of all the rightful bliss a pregnant woman should have. But her struggle continues even after arriving at her birthplace , where she has to go through ordeals of being socially boycotted for being a HIV patient.
Even her new-born child is ostracized by the village-folks though she tested negative. Juri goes off to the town, and starts earning by her own and through her sheer determination, hardship and resilience her daughter Jonak is saved from false pride of middle-class snobbery and dislocation in a claustrophobic situation. Even though she fulfills her dreams through her dreams, she is not left without her emotional challenges of , dreadful solitude and social stigma which she had to fight back with great courage and conviction. Poignantly related in a subtle joined-up flash-back and forward, the film is an introspection of mother-daughter relation against hostile and selfish turn-around of events in the life of a young AIDS survivor in an urban milieu.
Bobby Sarma Baruah is an Indian Film maker, Producer and Screenwriter whose narrative content on socio cultural issues in Assam and the North East has been highly appreciated. Her debut feature film Adomya in which she explored the sensitivity and emotional world of women was awarded best film in spiritual category at the 13th Dhaka International Film festival. Adomya was also screened as an official selection for more than fifteen international film festivals across the world. .