Original title: RASA
Directed by: Anjali Menon (Little Films)
Produced by: NP Prakash (Little Films)
Country of production: India, Nepal
Runtime: 100 min
Projected budget: 400 000 €
Budget in place: 25%
Expected release: Sept 2022
Looking for: Sales agents, festivals
Manju, a Nepali housemaid works in a South Indian town, thousands of kilometres from her country. Her expressionless mask of servility hides all she feels through the mundane job. When told to, she reluctantly escorts her boss’ daughter to classical dance training. Unexpectedly the rhythms of the dance infuse in Manju, an unfamiliar energy and she becomes enchanted with it. Smitten, she journeys with the art form as an audience until the social class divide pushes her away from it.
Written by: Anjali Menon (Little Films)
Little Films – India | Little Films is a film company that produces and line produces features, shorts and documentaries in India. Based in Mumbai for over 12 years, Little Films has focussed on selective culturally rooted content that speaks to a wider audience. Little Films also provides ancillary services for filmmakers and training modules for film education under Little Workshops. Films by Little Films have received recognition at national and international forums.