‘The Silence’ is an attempt to begin a conversation on the sexual abuse of women and children

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It’s a social theme based movie specifically addressing sexual assault of a minor by a close relative. A Marathi movie (with English subtitles) starring Raghuvir Yadav (Lagaan; Peepli Live), Anjali Patil (Delhi in a Day; With You, Without You), Nagraj Manjule (Fandry, Sairat), Kadambari Kadam, Mugdha Chaphekar, Vedashree Mahajan directed by Gajendra Ahire (Anumati; Touring Talkies) and with music by Indian Ocean (Black Friday; Masaan).

The Film is made in Hindi as well.

Synopsis

Late at night on a local train in Mumbai, young Chini witnesses an incident that forces her to face up to demons from her past. Based on a true story, the narrative revolves around a little girl growing up in poverty with her father in a rural area. When he’s unable to manage caring for her himself, he sends Chini to her uncle in a nearby town, where life-changing events occur. Blending past and present and with forceful drama, the film tackles crucial, taboo topics, tracing the recurring question of responsibility – or silence.