Purdah

2018

Purdah

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The inspiring story of a young Indian woman who trades her burka for dreams of playing on the Mumbai Senior Women's Cricket Team, and how the harsh realities for women in her country creates an unexpected outcome for her own family, ultimately shattering and fueling aspirations.

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  • I recommend you give Purdah a watch. You'll come from it feeling closer to a family who has defied the odds after life throws them every possible curveball.

    July 16, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The film is compelling in that the camera is part of the family and then part of the population. The face-on view conveys the emotion each person feels at the time, then filming from afar, you see how the problems within this family can be multiplied...

    June 3, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Sport may seem at the heart of things here, but in fact it is used merely as the competitive arena for a match between patriarchal values and an emergent spirit of greater liberation for women in today's India.

    April 26, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The running time may be short but this is a film with a lot to say. Its ending is more positive than viewers might expect, pointing beyond individual achievement to a more potent legacy.

    March 11, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The narrative in the first half lacks weight and context. The film picks up later on, and the ending is uplifting and empowering, which makes the movie worth watching at least once.

    June 24, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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