This Mother’s Day, Terribly Tiny Talkies will release their next short Jai Mata Di starring Shiv Pandit and the real life mother-daughter duo of Supriya Pilgaokar and Shriya Pilgaokar who have been cast as mother and daughter for the first time.
Directed by Navjot Gulati (director of the well known YouTube series Best Girlfriend) and produced by Terribly Tiny Talkies, ‘Jai Mata Di‘ will go live on the 13th May, 2017 at 9 p.m tentatively.
Jai Mata Di is the story of a couple, Suraj and Ananya, who are shifting from Bangalore to Mumbai and want to live-in together to kick off a new phase in their relationship. They go house-hunting, but it’s all in vain as Ananya likes none of them until they see an apartment which Ananya likes. But there is a hitch as the housing society does not allow unmarried couples to reside. Their broker Datta Verma comes to their rescue and suggests that they pose as brother-sister and call Ananya’s mother’s to attend the society them to assure the society residents that the duo are indeed siblings.
Chintan Ruparel, Co-founder & Chief Creative Officer, and Sharanya Rajgopal, Chief Writer & Creative Producer, Terribly Tiny Talkies says “Mumbai is a funny city. Call it a melting pot, the glamour capital, or simply the most open and safe place to be around. But when it comes to two people living under the same roof without a marriage certificate, it’s not religion, caste, or even the parents that’s the biggest hurdle. It’s a species that dictates the law of the land without really owning it. The Society Secretary. But as they say, there’s nothing mom can’t solve. With that belief on the one hand, and a funny bone in the other, this Mother’s Day, we say Jai Mata Di.”
Talking about the emotions related to Mother’s Day, writer-director Navjot Gulati says “Ever since the digital boom in the country we have lots of content being made centered around specific days. Every mother’s day we see some heart wrenching story being told and people sharing the content with a heavy heart. This mother’s day however they will share the content with a smile on their faces as this is quirky story and not a heart wrenching one.”
Delighted on sharing the screen for the very first time with her daughter, Supriya Pilgaokar says “Shriya and I have shared screen space before but this is the first time that we actually performed together. She is a natural and I am very proud of how she is carving her own way. In this short film ‘Jai Mata Di’, we share a unique relationship which people are going to love.”
Shriya Pilgaokar, who made her debut opposite Shahrukh Khan in Fan last year says “This short film with Terribly Tiny Talkies is extremely special to me because mom and I worked together for the first time. And it’s even more special because we shot this film on my birthday ! She is a super women in every aspect and a brilliant actress . I look upto her grace on screen and it was too much fun to work with her.”
About Terribly Tiny Talkies
Terribly Tiny Talkies is a storytelling collective which brings together distinctive and talented filmmakers from across the country to craft thematic short films. Each talkie is under ten minutes, and filmed around either a central keyword or idea. TTT endures to save the fading art of the narrative, one frame at a time. Terribly Tiny Talkies is part of Terribly Tiny Tales – India’s largest and most celebrated social storytelling platform. Till date, Terribly Tiny Talkies has 17 short films to its name. TTT had 5 of its films shortlisted at Jio Filmfare Awards,2017 in their short film category and has also won awards at different national and International Festivals last year.