A #WomensDay tohfa from AOI to you – “Aika To The Baika: Police Complaint Lavani”

It’s International Women’s Day Agents!

After the #SuperhitConsentLavani and the gorgeous Love In the Garden of Consent, we’re back with a zesty new Lavani musical Aika To The Baika: Police Complaint Lavani.

Bilkul Pandey and Kunti G are two cops who pride themselves on being protectors of women.

But when the time comes to Aika To The Baika (Listen to the Women) i.e. the cracks in the pro-woman façade start to show. As the dazzling Lavani artists Shakku, Megha and Akanksha come in with their complaints, they confront the gender biases that make justice a faraway thing for women. What happens next? Watch to find out.

In a radically experimental style the video, set in a police station, combines the sharp banter of a Lavani performance, with the narrative style of a musical, to treat a serious subject, with a light and inclusive hand.

The video has been produced in collaboration with the feminist legal centre Majlis, founded in 1991 with a vision to make justice accessible to women and children especially those from vulnerable and marginalised sections, to provide quality legal help to women and evolve innovative, feminist legal practices.

Over 25 years the team, headed by Flavia Agnes, has worked with over 50,000 women. The song lyrics drew from the experience of these lawyers in their encounters with the justice system.

 

CREDITS

PRESENTED BY – MAJLIS, AGENTS OF ISHQ, SANGEET BARI

DIRECTOR – PAROMITA VOHRA

CAMERA – ARUN VARMA

EDITING- SANKALP MESHRAM

LYRICS- BHUSHAN KORGAONKAR, SAVITRI MEDHATUL, PAROMITA VOHRA

MUSIC- CHANDRAKANT LAKHE, BHUSHAN KORGAONKAR, SHAKULTALA NAGARKAR

SOUND RECORDIST- URMIL PANDYA

ART- EKNATH KADAM

GRAPHICS: DEBASMITA DAS

STARRING

Shakuntala Nagarkar

Megha Ghatge

Akansha Kadam

Girish Sharma

Manasi Joshi

Geeta Panchal

Darshan Mahajan

Savitri Medhatul

Bela Negi

Sameera Iyengar

Prakash Vartak

Santosh

Debasmita Das

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