Shaadishthan of Kirti Kulhari adopts society’s regressive beliefs

Disney+ Hotstar has released the trailer for its latest original movie – Shaadishthan. Directed by Raj Singh Chaudhary, Kirti Kulhari plays the role of singer. Her band of maverick musicians goes on a road trip with a conservative couple and their teenage daughter. The journey would lead to a clash of ideology and beliefs, leading to a dramatic denouement.

The trailer also gives a glimpse of how young girls are still being married off in the country without their consent. The teenage girl, unable to fight her parents, tells the musician that she wishes she had enough courage to end her life. Kirti’s character Sasha, while talking to the girl’s mother, tells how women like her fight every day so that these housewives don’t have to fight in their world. Each band member’s backstory will also be highlighted throughout the journey.

The cast of the ensemble also includes actors like Medha Shankar, Nivedita Bhattacharya and real musicians Shenpenn Khymsar, Apurv Dogra and Ajay Jayanthi while Kay Kay Menon makes a special appearance. Funded by Famous Studios and Opticus INC, Shaadisthan will begin streaming on Disney+ Hotstar Multiplex from June 11.

About her association with the film, Kirti Kulhari shared in a statement how she immediately related to her character Sasha. “A brash, strong and confident young woman who lives her life on her own terms, strives to break stereotypes and doesn’t worry about being judged by anyone,” she said of her character. She said that Shaadisthan is not only an entertaining movie, but also a mirror of society and the conditioning it imposes on people and how people live it as if it were their truth.

Director Raj Singh Chaudhary stated: “Shaadisthan is a very special film for me because it is inspired by a story in my own life. The movie is well made in a way that the audience can find their bits of entertainment while understanding an important social issue. Each character in the film is unique and celebrates their own individualism and all other elements of the film are inspired by real life screenplays.”

Kirti Kulhari was last seen in the Parineeti Chopra starrer The Girl on the Train, which appeared on Netflix earlier this year.

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