DCSAFF Presents: YADVI – The Dignified Princess
Author: Vikrum Mathur
This Sunday, June 11th, from 6:30-8 PM the DC area audience will be treated to a special cinematic experience. The true story of a princess in India and her journey of strength and courage at a time when dynamics were different between men and women. A time when women did not have the same rights as men. YADVI- THE DIGNIFIED PRINCESS, being screened at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College at 51 Mannakee St., Rockville, MD, will share this story. The film will be presented by DCSAFF, the DC South Asian Film Festival, which has successfully been giving the DC area unique artistic and cinematic experiences under the leadership of Mr. Manoj Singh and Sangeeta Anandfor 5 years.
The film will raise several important questions about society and institutions under the backdrop of a real incident. The film asks, how does a real life princess raised in one of the wealthiest families of the world end up losing all such privileges in her middle age? How does she become forced to pick her own food and collect her own wood for the winters? In 1940’s India, before even a hint of feminist equality, how does a woman not only uphold her own dignity but also raise three refined daughters in the face of unexpected adversity?
The film’s main character, a woman who defines integrity, Yadvi, will take you on her journey through the India when kings and queens still reigned supreme, when princes still dominated and when polygyny existed without consequence.
The film, in English, stars and is directed by the multi-talented Jyoti Singhand is written by Gauri Singh Puri. Bollywood actor Chandrachur Singh (MAACHIS, JOSH) also stars in the film, as does Nikkitasha Marwaha, a talent to reckon with, and many others.
Come see this stunning, touching and unforgettable cinematic experience this Sunday. Don’t miss it!
Check out the film’s trailer here.