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Samosa and Sons is a satire on the hypocrisy of our society that tries to conceal the desire of a son but fails, says Director Shalini Shah

An Akriti Productions Film by Shalini Shah, written by Deepak Tiruwa.

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Director Shalini Shah

By Jyothi Venkatesh

National award-winning filmmaker Shalini Shah is set to release her feature film “Samosa And Sons” on OTT platforms. Starring veteran actor Sanjay Mishra and other acclaimed actors like Brijendra Kala , Jeetu Shashtri, Meera Suyal, Rachna Bisht, Minal Sah among others. The film has been shot during the pandemic, keeping all the COVID protocols in mind.

Samosa and sons call for an average Indian man’s irrepressible longing for a son and the age-old patriarchal conditioning that informs it. An event promoting the film and announcing its launch was held at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai, on Monday. Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari was the chief guest at the event.
The Governor lauded the trailer of the film and extended warm wishes to the cast and crew.

The film highlights the issues faced by Indian society and puts forth a thoughtful message that however modern you are in your thoughts there are certain things that bind you.  Speaking about the film director Shalini Shah says, “Light and entertaining in its tone, Samosa and Sons is a satire on the hypocrisy of our society that tries to conceal the desire of a son, but fails,” said director Shalini Shah, who has won the national award for her documentary “From The Land Of Buddhism To The Land Of Buddha”.

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“The situational comedy becomes the apt tone to talk about the deep patriarchal conditioning in all of us,” she added.
Speaking about the cast, she said,” Working with the cast was a delight. Each and every actor is par excellent. Sanjay and Bijendra Kala are known actors and have proved in their fields that goes without saying, and also others are NSD pass out. Talking about Sanjay Mishra’s acting prowess, she said, “The ghost part is a comical and no better choice than Sanjay Mishra.”

Speaking about the film, an elated Sanjay Mishra adds,  “Last year we were all amid a pandemic and situation was very grave at that time, we didn’t know what will happen in the future, slowly and steadily things started to streamline. With God’s grace we shot a beautiful film called Samosa & Sons’, not only is the film beautifully woven but all of us have worked extremely hard on it.”Set in a scenic hill town of Uttarakhand, the film traces the life of a submissive samosa shop owner Chandan Koranga (played by…). Chandan sees his dead father’s ghost (played by Sanjay Mishra) every night who brainwashes him into desperately wanting a son. Father to a 7year-old girl, Chandan is scared to share the wishes of his dad’s ghost with his way more progressive wife Dhwani. Will Chandan realize that it’s no ghost but his own subconscious conditioned by years of patriarchy that is dominating his thoughts and actions? An Akriti Productions Film by Shalini Shah, written by Deepak Tiruwa.

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