There Is A Realism In The Film That Is Very Uncommon ~ Gajendra Ahire
In today’s age, filmmakers have more of a responsibility than ever to make cinema that is not just entertaining, but is also socially relevant on some level.
Many a films in the last few years have broached upon the subject of exploitation and mistreatment of women, but few come as close as renowned Marathi National Film Award winning filmmaker Gajendra Ahire.
Ahire, who has made some hard-hitting, powerful films like Anumati, Shewri and Not Only Mrs. Raut has in an auteur in that sense with recurring themes of women exploitation, dysfunctional families and suppression by traditional society in almost all of his films. His latest film, The Silence, is perhaps his best work to date. Starring Anjali Patil, Raghuvir Yadav and Nagraj Manjule (of Sairat fame), The Silence is a layered work that looks at misogyny, sexual abuse and tells us what it is really like to be a woman in India. We spoke to the director himself about what went into the making of his latest work. Read on.